TOWN OF PORT MCNEILL PHOTO Port McNeill Mayor and Council received a staff report showing housing start ups have been on the rise since 2015.

Port McNeill housing start ups show population growth

“2017 was a very good year for New Housing compared to the previous two years.”

Housing start ups are on the rise in Port McNeill, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

A staff report from Laura Evans, receptionist for the Town of Port McNeill, was received by Port McNeill council at their latest meeting, with a three-year Building Permit Comparison attached for information purposes.

“Staff prepares building permit summaries at the end of every year,” wrote Evans in the report. “This summary allows for a quick glimpse of building that has occurred in Port McNeill.”

Evans’ report concluded that “2017 was a very good year for new housing compared to the previous two years.”

Results from the summary are as follows:

In 2015, the Town of Port McNeill had one new Housing Start with a value of $500,000, three Residential Renovations with a value of $20,500, and two Commercial Renovations with a value of $275,000, totalling $795,500;

In 2016, the Town of Port McNeill had two new Housing Starts with a value of $325,000, seven Residential Renovations at a value of $76,000, and two Commercial Renovations at a value of $72,000, totalling $473,000; and

In 2017, the Town of Port McNeill had four new Housing Starts with a value of $1,788,000, two Residential Renovations with a value of $37,200, three Commercial Renovations with a value of $7,000, two Institution Renovations with a value of $53,500, totalling $1,875,700.

“It’s nice to see the increase,” said Coun. Aaron Frost.

Coun. Shelley Downey asked if the town has “issued any more building permits in 2018?”

“We’re working on one,” replied Deputy Administrator Pete Nelson-Smith.

Port McNeill Mayor Shirley Ackland commended Evans for putting the report together, adding they will make sure she “gets a thank you tomorrow.”

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