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City building permits top $463M
Burnaby city hall continues to churn out the building permits as it issued another 160 in July worth $36.6 million in construction value.
That brings the total construction value for the first seven months of 2013 to $463.4 million.
It's a significant increase from the last few years. Over the same period in 2012 permits issued were valued at $269 million, in 2011, $315.7 million and in 2010, $293.3 million.
There is a potential for a new record to be set. The full-year record was in 2008, before the impact of the global economic downturn, when building permits valued at $792.5 million were issued.