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July 08, 2021

City Issues Third-Most Permits for January to June Period

Groundbreaking was held earlier this year for the Cancer Care Institute's expansion. Groundbreaking was held earlier this year for the Cancer Care Institute's expansion. (City File Photo/Darrell Shoemaker)

CITY ISSUES THIRD-MOST PERMITS

FOR JANUARY TO JUNE PERIOD

Issues third-most permits

for June month

RAPID CITY, SD—The City’s Building Services Division issued 456 building permits in June, the third-most number of permits issued for the sixth month of the calendar year.  The valuation of the permits totaled $23,556,450, the highest valuation total for the month of June since June 2017.

            For the first half of 2021, the City has issued 2,393 building permits with a valuation total of $197,877,177.  The total for the first half of this year is the third most number of permits issued in the City’s history for the first six months, surpassed only by the 3,037 permits issued January to June of 2014 and the 2,495 permits issued for the first six months of 2012.

This year’s January to June permit numbers are much higher than the 1,846 building permits issued for the first half of 2020 and the valuation total is more than double the value of the permits issued for the first six months of 2020 ($93,577,390).

The June permit total of 456 permits issued is surpassed only by the June 2014 (615) and June 2020 (595) totals.

Top permits issued last month by the City include: Monument Health’s second floor alterations at the Rapid City hospital facility at 353 Fairmont Boulevard ($2.5 million); Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn for roofing, window and other alterations at 505 N. Fifth Street ($2.5 million); Presbyterian Retirement Village’s boiler replacement at 255 Texas Street ($997,000); a new single family dwelling with garage at 3837 Elysian Court ($673,387); a single family dwelling with garage at 555 Summerfield Drive ($555,349); and Orchard Meadows Rapid City LLC for four-plexes at 2827 Nuggets Drive, 2769 Nuggets Drive and 2843 Nuggets Drive ($440,000 each).

PERMITS ISSUED FOR JANUARY TO JUNE (Last 5 years)

Year                            Permits Issued

2021                            2,393

2020                            1,846

2019                            1,442

2018                            1,851

2017                            1,524