Construction projects in City of Prince Rupert rise

There was an increase of nearly triple the number of major building construction projects within the City of Prince Rupert last year.

There was an increase of nearly triple the number of major building construction projects within the City of Prince Rupert last year.

Throughout 2014 the city’s development services department issued a total of 402 building permits, down one from 2013 when 403 were given out.

Of the permits handed out last year 42 were for major construction projects, which consists of projects valued over $50,000, and 360 for minor projects. This is up drastically from 2013, when only 15 building permits were for major construction projects and 388 for minor.