Town Building and Development Permit Summaries

Summary of Building and Development Permits, 2013

Early in January, Town Council had the opportunity to review the fourth-quarter summaries of building and development permits issued in the Town of Athabasca in 2013.

While there was still plenty of activity in certain categories of development, the total dollar value was down from the previous year: the total for 2013 was $6,344,363.00 compared to the 2012 total of $8,284,854.44.

Two categories that showed particularly well in 2013 were ‘Institutional’ and ‘Commercial’ with a combined total of $3,335,000, compared to $750,000 in 2012. In contrast, there was no ‘Industrial’ development in 2013, compared to $1,750,000 in 2012.

Two other categories where 2012 far surpassed the 2013 totals were ‘Other Developments’ with a 2012 total of $3,795,450, and ‘Signs’ with a 2012 total of $171,104.44. The 2013 totals for these two categories were, respectively, $379,368 and $26,090.

The category of ‘Change of Use’ fared better, showing $251,500 for 2013, compared to $20,000 for 2012.

 

Here are the development permit comparisons, showing figures for both the fourth quarter (Q4) and for the year in total:

New Single Family Residence:

2012 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2012 Total: $1,347,000 (6 permits)

2013 Q4: $220,000 (1 permit)  |  2013 Total: $2,019,685 (7 permits)

 

New Multiple Family Residence:

2012 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2012 Total: $0 (0 permits)

2013 Q4: $0 (0 permits    |   2013 Total: $0 (0 permits)

 

Single Family – Manufactured Homes

2012 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2012 Total: $155,000 (1 permit)

2013 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2013 Total: $168,500 (2 permits)

 

Placement of Existing Structure:

2012 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2012 Total: $175,000 (1 permit)

2013 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2013 Total: $0 (0 permits)

 

Institutional:

2012 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2012 Total: $0 (0 permits)

2013 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2013 Total: $1,500,000 (1 permit)

 

Commercial:

2012 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2012 Total: $750,000 (1 permit)

2013 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2013 Total: $1,835,000 (2 permits)

 

Industrial:

2012 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2012 Total: $1,750,000 (2 permits)

2013 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2013 Total: $0 (0 permits)

 

Municipal:

2012 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2012 Total: $0 (0 permits)

2013 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2013 Total: $0 (0 permits)

 

Fences:

2012 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2012 Total: $74,600 (17 permits)

2013 Q4: $400 (1 permit)  |  2013 Total: $31,650 (15 permits)

 

Decks:

2012 Q4: $1,200 (1 permit)   |   2012 Total: $26,700 (8 permits)

2013 Q4: $3,000 (1 permit)   |   2013 Total: $51,000 (12 permits)

 

Garage:

2012 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2012 Total: $20,000 (1 permit)

2013 Q4: $12,000 (1 permit) | 2013 Total: $81,300 (5 permits)

 

Other Developments:

2012 Q4: $2,552,400 (8 permits)   |   2012 Total: $3,795,450 (30 permits)

2013 Q4: $104,500 (7 permits)      |   2013 Total: $379,638 (24 permits)

 

Home Occupations:

2012 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2012 Total: $N/A (1 permit)

2013 Q4: $0 (0 permits)   |   2013 Total: $0 (0 permits)

 

Change of Use:

2012 Q4: $20,000 (1 permit)   |   2012 Total: $20,000 (2 permits)

2013 Q4: $20,000 (1 permit)   |   2013 Total: $251,500 (4 permits)

 

Signs:

2012 Q4: $10,225 (3 permits)   |   2012 Total: $171,104.44 (13 permits)

2013 Q4: $2,500 (2 permits)     |   2013 Total: $26,090 (7 permits)

 

Building Permits

The total number of permits for Building, Gas, Electrical, Plumbing and Private Sewage for the fourth quarter of 2013 came to 41, an increase over the 2012 total of 32.

Totals for the year came to 169 in 2013, compared to 166 in 2012.

The permit comparisons for both quarter four and for the entire year are as follows:

 

Building:

2012 Q4: 12 permits   |   2012 Total: 51 permits

2013 Q4: 9 permits     |   2013 Total: 61 permits

 

Gas:

2012 Q4: 8 permits   |   2012 Total: 37 permits

2013 Q4: 19 permits |   2013 Total: 40 permits

 

Electrical:

2012 Q4: 7 permits   |   2012 Total: 58 permits

2013 Q4: 10 permits |   2013 Total: 46 permits

 

Plumbing:

2012 Q4: 5 permits   |   2012 Total: 20 permits

2013 Q4: 3 permits   |   2013 Total: 21 permits

 

Private Sewage:

2012 Q4: 0 permits   |   2012 Total: 0 permits

2013 Q4: 0 permits   |   2013 Total: 1 permit

 

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