Owen Sound Builders Busy

Owen Sound’s new construction activity has outpaced last year’s totals.

Chief Building Official Brian Green says 29 building permits were issued in May of this year, valued at $976,000.

In May of last year, the same number of building permits were approved, but the value was about $293,000.

The major project issued a permit in May was the construction of interior alterations and plumbing to Dufferin Elementary School, valued at $650,000.

So far this year, the total value of new construction sits at $2.8-million, compared to $2.5-million for the same period in 2013.