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Despite pandemic, Bradford's construction activity remains strong

111 building permits were issued in the first quarter of 2021
New construction at Line 6 and Inverness Way.

In Tuesday night's town council meeting, councillors received a building permit activity report, reflecting the town's construction activity in the first quarter of 2021. 

Despite the challenges presented amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, building activity in Bradford West Gwillimbury remains high with 111 building permits issued so far this year, for a total of $321,285 in building permit fees collected. 

This number shows an increase of 29.73 per cent compared to the building fees collected in 2020. 

Eighty-three percent of the permits issues from Jan. 1 to March 31 have been for Residential Occupancy. Of the 92 residential permits issues, 41 were for new residential development, including Bayview Wellington Homes, south of Line 6, FirstView Homes at Line 6 and Sideroad 10, and Custom Home Builders. 

The number of Industrial Occupancy permits issued has increased by 33 percent compared to last year, for a total of $141,191 in permit fees collected. The permits for the first quarter of 2021 included Cachet Harbour Developments at 200 Dissette Street, Selig Canada at 100 Industrial Road, Mitek Canada at 240 Stirling Crescent, York Marble at 305 Stirling Crescent, Bell Canada at 95 Holland St. West and MedReleaf Corporation at 100 Reagens Industrial Parkway. 

Conditional permits have also been granted this quarter for larger projects including York Marble at 306 Stirling Crescent, Bradford North Public School at 400 Crossland Blvd., and New Industrial Building Shells on Stirling Crescent. 

The Building Division has also approved Alternative Solutions Applications, where architects and engineers use alternative designs to achieve the required level of performance mandated by the Ontario Building Code, for Cachet Homes at 200 Dissette St., and Bradford Greenhouses on Highway 11. 

A total of $485,334 in building permit fees have been collected in 2021 so far, but not yet issued, and so, the town projects that building permit review and issuance with continue to rise with the ongoing commercial and residential projects currently in progress. 

Council voted to receive the report for information. 

To view the full report, click here

Natasha Philpott

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Natasha is BradfordToday's Community Editor. She graduated from the Media Studies program at The University of Guelph-Humber. She lives in Bradford with her husband, two boys and two cats
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