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Wednesday April 4th, 2012

Posted at 10:15am

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New homes are being constructed in this file photo of Trillium Court

In March the City of Windsor issued 167 building permits for new home construction valued at $4,351,164 compared to March 2011 which saw 120 issued for a value of $4,240,050.

Seven permits were issued for industrial construction valued at $985,000. In March of last year, six were issued for a total value of $942,000.

On the commercial side, 25 permits were issued for a value of $48,100 compared to 2011 which saw less permits issued at eight, but those were valued at $2,010,000.

New construction for the month included an addition to Monarch Office supply, and the South West Detention Centre.

During the month of March, 205 building permits were issued altogether for a value of $43,555,684 compared with March 2011 with 165 permits for a value of $10,066,050.

In general, year to date construction is up over this period from 2011. Between January and March 2011 $20,769,050 in permits were issued while this year, $58,651,293.

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