Development Permits

Did You Know . . . Despite the global economic downturn, first-quarter development permits managed to hold their own in the Town of Athabasca compared to the same period last year.
 

First-quarter Development and Building Permits similar to last year

Despite the global economic downturn, first-quarter development permits managed to hold their own in the Town of Athabasca compared to the same period last year.

A total of 11 development permits were issued during the period of January to March 2009. Last year, 13 development permits were issued in the same three months.

While the number of permits issued so far this year is lower, the dollar value represented by those permits is significantly higher. The figure for 2009 is $13,254,839 compared to a 2008 first-quarter total of $10,467,000.

Following a similar pattern, the number of building, gas, electrical, plumbing and private sewage permits issued in the first quarter of 2009 was very close to that issued in the same period last year. A total of 31 permits were issued in the first three months of 2009 compared to 32 for the same period in 2008.

Summary of first-quarter Development Permits

New Single Family Residence:

2008 – 3/$1,215,000
2009 – 2/$630,000

New Multiple Family Residence:

2008 – 0
2009 – 0

Single Family – Manufactured Homes:

2008 – 0
2009 – 1/$101,539

Placement of Existing Structure:

2008 – 0
2009 – 0

Institutional:

2008 – 0
2009 – 1/$11,500,000

Commercial:

2008 – 2/$9,200,000
2009 – 0

Industrial:

2008 – 0
2009 – 1/$850,000

Municipal:

2008 – 0
2009 – 0

Decks:

2008 – 3/$7,000
2009 – 0

Garage:

2008 – 1/$10,000
2009 – 0

Other Developments:

2008 – 4/$35,000
2009 – 3/$133,300

Home Occupations:

2008 – 0
2009 – 1/ N/A

Change of Use:

2008 – 0
2009 – 0

Signs:

2008 – 0
2009 – 2/$40,000

Summary of first-quarter Building, Gas, Electrical, Plumbing, Private Sewage Permits

Building:

2008 – 9
2009 – 10

Gas:

2008 – 6
2009 – 6

Electrical:

2008 – 12
2009 – 10

Plumbing:

2008 – 5
2009 – 5

Private Sewage:

2008 – 0
2009 – 0

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