Some expansions at Belleville businesses led to a jump in building permit values, during an average year for construction in 2015.
In his annual report, to be presented to council tonight, Chief Building Official Ted Maracek notes 691 building permits were processed last year, at a value of more than $63.4 million.
That’s up from 2014, by about $1 million.
Some of the biggest projects included warehouse additions for both Black Diamond and Kellogg’s, a new building for Electro-lab on College Street East and redevelopment of a unit at Belleville General Hospital.
The number of new single dwellings was about the same as last year, but Maracek says there was a jump in townhome construction, from 12 units last year, to 68 this year.
And as he looks ahead to 2016, Maracek says there are some more big projects on the way.
They include a new casino and separate hotel on Bell Boulevard, a new home for the Quinte Humane Society, an upgraded LCBO on Dundas Street East, redevelopment at Century Place and an 18-unit condo building on College Street East.
You can stay tuned to Quinte News, CJBQ, Mix 97 and Rock 107 for updates on these projects throughout the year.