Building stats on the rise

April saw construction sky rocket in Coldstream, with a total of 22 permits issued, and 18 new applications received for processing

Building is booming in Coldstream.

April saw construction sky rocket in the district, with a total of 22 permits issued, and 18 new applications received for processing.

The same month last year saw just five permits issued, with a value of $740,000. Whereas the April 2015 construction value is more than $4 million.

“Construction value to date is $11,815,067 compared to only $9,430,000 for 2014,” said Bob Bibby, Coldstream’s building official, in his report.

Although the number of permits is up, it’s not all new homes.

The April permits represent five single family dwellings, seven additions/renovations, six accessory buildings, two swimming pools and two other (one tram and one sprinkler system).

“The number of housing units to date in 2015 is two less than the same period in 2014,” said Bibby, as there were 13 new units constructed in the first four months of 2014 and 11 so far this year.