The District of Clearwater (DOC) had a record year in 2019 for building permit values, with 24 permits issued coming in at a value of $12.7 million.
This is largely due to the construction of the new Best Western hotel on Eden Road, as well as the Evergreen Acres expansion project, which are the two most significant construction projects of the last year, noted Leslie Groulx, chief administration officer for the DOC.
In 2018 the district issued 29 permits, which came in at a value of $7.8 million.
Groulx added Clearwater is open for business and has created efficiencies in its building processes to make the town more appealing for those who might want to set up shop.
“If you’re applying to do any kind of development here, we’ve streamlined our development processes so things are turning around much quicker than in other communities,” she said.
Other communities similar in size to Clearwater, like Chase, issued 21 building permits in 2019 with a value of $2,540,317 and Logan Lake issued 19 at a value of $3,223,200.