Permits and the value of construction were both down in Bracebridge last year, according to a recently released report.
In a report to Town council Cheryl Kelley, Bracebridge’s Director of Planning and Development, broke down the stats for 2022.
The report indicates total building permits decreased from 812 in 2021 to 740 in 2022. The majority of the permits issued last year were for new residential construction (136), and residential additions and renovations (167).
“There were permits issued for 27 townhouses and two accessory apartments were created in existing townhouses,” said Kelley in the report. “Residential renovations increased slightly in 2022 and continue to support the ongoing trend of renovating either as new owners or as individuals chose to renovate rather than sell/move.”
The total value of the construction undertaken in Bracebridge also dropped from $126.2 million in 2021 to $102.4 million last year.
“It should be noted that in 2021, the building permit for the new Muskoka Lumber Community Centre represented $40 million in investment and in 2022, the building permit for the new Tru Hilton (Ganesh) is $10 million in construction value/investment,” said Kelley.
A summary of some of the major projects can be found in the table below:
A summary of complaints from 2020 to 2022 was also included, which can be found in the table below.
“As is normal practice, the majority of complaints are resolved through education, voluntary compliance and/or remediation (i.e., tree replanting, removal of violating signs or structures, property clean-up, building repairs and maintenance, removal of trailers and shipping containers, and replacement of aging or failing sewage systems),” said Kelly.
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