The city of Kamloops could see three straight years of record activity when it comes to construction activity.
With a month left to go in 2018, the City has issued $262-million in construction permits this year.
Looking ahead to 2019, Building and Engineering Development Manager Jason Dixon says three straight record years is a tall order.
“I do know next year, the patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital will get really going, they’ve got a site servicing permit now but I think next year we’ll see foundation work etc.,” he said. “So, we’ll probably see a lot of construction value on projects.”
“It’ll be interesting to see how the rest of the construction sector goes.”
At the end of November, the city has issued 1,462 permits this year, which is about 300 fewer than at this time last year.
“We may be a little behind 2017, that was a pretty unusual year,” he added. “We’re doing really well compared to previous years. I think the big place we’re seeing some growth is in that institutional side – I know TRU has a lot of projects planned both on the campus and residences.”
“We’re poised for a lot more to come.”
That said, Dixon doesn’t expect we’ll reach $300-million this year in construction permit values.