Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Building activity in Idaho Falls holds roughly even in 2017

The city of Idaho Falls Building Department has released figures for 2017, showing levels that held roughly even with 2016.

Total building construction valuation for the year was $96,392,830, representing a .66 percent drop from 2016, which posted valuation of $97,032,026. Revenue for the building division in 2017 was $829,719, which included $37,3446 in contractor licensing fees.

New commercial building projects were up 20 percent in 2017, and new single family housing starts were up 7 percent. The total number of permits issued in 2017 was 2,149, a .326 percent increase over 2016.