City of Sarnia ends 2019 with 554 building permits

Dave Dentinger – Blackburn News Sarnia, Jan. 13, 2020

Sarnia’s building stats ended 2019 with a bang.

The permit for Tricar Group’s 15-storey, 123-unit apartment tower on the former Sarnia Gazette property was issued by city hall in December.

The permit to London-based Carvest Properties Limited for 275 Front St. N., amounts to $28.5 million.

A $7.3 million permit was issued for Lambton College’s two-storey addition to the south building in the area of the pedestrian bridge entrance, and there was another sizeable permit for Lambton Mall. It’s for $944,000 for an Old Navy store.

There were 554 building permits issued last year with a total value of about $110.4 million. December’s $41.8 million pushed the yearly total beyond the $92.9 million recorded in 2018.

Permits for single family homes ended the year well behind 2018’s pace. There were six in December for a yearly total of 58, compared to 83 last year.

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