May 04, 2020

COVID Pandemic Doesn't Silence Local Building Permit Activity

COVID Pandemic Doesn't Silence Local Building Permit Activity (City File Photo/Darrell Shoemaker)

COVID PANDEMIC DOESN'T SILENCE

LOCAL BUILDING PERMIT ACTIVITY

April Permit Valuation Tops $10 Million


RAPID CITY, SD--As the nation took a virtual one-two punch in April delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic, City officials were pleased no knockout punches connected locally from the virus as local residents and developers responded with more than $10 million in building permit activity.

            For April, the City's Building Services Division issued 262 building permits with a total valuation of $10.74 million.  The number compares to 269 building permits issued in April 2019 ($15.44 million valuation).

            "With the impact of the COVID pandemic on the state and nation, the City was pleased at the level of steady activity during the month among developers and residents in securing permits and moving forward with construction plans," said City Community Development Director Ken Young.  "City staff were kept busy in April fielding calls and setting up appointments with developers and residents who were taking out roofing and building permits and bringing in development applications.

            "We will continue to watch for any short-term impacts or trends in building permit activity.  Certainly numbers are down but for what the country and the area has endured, all things considered, it was still a solid month of permit and construction activity."

            Top permits issued for April include: G3 Properties for the Sherwin-Williams Paint Store at 1625 Lando Lane ($1,353,000); Eastside Properties, LLC for Godfrey Brake Service & Supply at 110 N. Poplar Avenue ($785,000); a pool house at 4237 Severson Street ($498,593); a single family dwelling with attached garage at 6447 Prestwick Road ($463,590); and DJS Holdings for an addition to Super Clean Tunnel Wash at 1501 Cambell Street ($438,730).

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Thank you,

Darrell W. Shoemaker | Communications Coordinator

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