Recent History – 2000
Oct. 17, 2000
DAWSON CREEK — September was a good month on the construction front, city council learned Monday. A total of 18 building permits for construction worth $4,495,800 were taken out, boosting the year-to-date total to $16.1 million of which $13.4 million is taxable.
The value of construction for this September is greater than the $2,242,500 for the same month last year. But the year-to-date total remains behind that for 1999, when permits for construction worth $29.6 million had been taken out, of which $24.46 million was taxable.
But last year was record-setting, finishing at about $32 million, and Mayor Blair Lekstrom was happy with the way this year has gone so far.
“It’s another good news story,” he said Monday, adding that $20 million is a strong possibility by the year’s end.
He also noted that in contrast to previous years, there has been plenty of construction during the fall.
At $1.25 million, an 18-unit multi-family apartment salted for 1328-102nd Ave., and backed by the Dawson Creek Society for Community Living (DCSCL) was the largest project.
The DCSCL also took out permits for two eight-unit multi-family duplexes at 1408 and 1420-102nd Ave., each worth $625,000.
Louisiana-Pacific took out permits for a $525,000 foundation for the boiler-chipper building, and $450,000 for log conditioning chests, both at the Snake Pit Rd. development.
The City of Dawson Creek, meanwhile, took out a permit for a $50,000 condenser at Kin Arena.