Suites drive permits up

Owners legalizing secondary suites drive number of building permits up

  • Nov. 2, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Lake Country’s building permits aren’t quite what they seem.

By this point in 2010, the municipality had  issued 241 building permits. So far this year, there have been 458 permits handed out by staff.

Although it appears that the number of permits issued has increased, the permits for existing secondary suites being legalized must be taken into account.

By subtracting the secondary suite permits issued from both the 2010 and 2011 figures, permit figures are on par for both years.

Although the value of permits has declined by almost 30 per cent over the previous years, officials state the District of Lake Country is faring well in the economic downturn in comparison to other communities.