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Fort Macleod development increased in 2013

The Town of Fort Macleod issued more than $4.9-million in development permits in 2013.
That’s an increase of about $300,000 from the previous year.
“We’re not doing too bad for our construction starts,” Town of Fort Macleod development officer Rhonda Day said. “We’re holding our own.”
Day presented the 2013 development statistics at the Feb. 18 meeting of the Fort Macleod Municipal Planning Commission.
The Town of Fort Macleod in 2013 issued 39 development permits in 2013 worth $4,934,000.
In 2012 the town issued 60 permits worth $4,606,500. In 2011 the town issued 62 permits worth $7,306,600 and in 2010 issued 53 permits worth $4,236,333.
The 2013 total included eight permits worth $2,434,000 for eight new single detached dwellings. In 2012 the town issued six permits with a construction value of $1,422,000 for single family homes. There were eight permits with a value of $1.7-million issued in 2011, and 10 permits worth $2,477,820 issued in 2010.
The town in 2013 issued three permits worth $945,000 for multi-family units; and one $30,000 permit for a mobile or manufactured home. That compares to 2010 when the town issued one permit worth $245,000 for a multi-family unit. No permits were issued in 2011 or 2010.
The town in 2013 issued one permit for new commercial construction worth $550,000. In 2011 the town issued five permits with a construction value of $3,413,500 for new commercial construction. There were no permits issued in 2012 or 2010.
Last year the town issued two permits for new industrial construction worth $340,000. The town issued seven permits worth $395,000 for new industrial; three permits worth $269,500 in 2011; and two permits worth $255,000 in 2010.
The town last year issued 131 safety permits with a value of $38,660. That compares to 173 with a value of $39,833 in 2012; 203 worth $50,000 in 2011; and 175 worth $33,091 in 2010.

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