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January 2013 construction value exceeds $12 million—the best January in 10 years

March 1, 2013 
MONCTON – January 2013 launched the beginning of what promises to be another exceptional year of building and construction in Moncton, with over $12 million in construction value for building permits.  This is an increase of close to $9,750,000 over January 2012.  A total of 15 residential permits were processed, the same as January 2012.
Three institutional and government permits valued at over $2 million were issued in January. This is a staggering increase of more than $1,980,000 over last year’s value of $19,000.
“We now have a month under our belts since the launch of the City of Moncton’s new Urban Planning department and the new one-stop service counter in the City’s Building Inspection department, things are going well,” says Sherry Sparks, the City of Moncton’s Director of Building Inspection. “Moncton and Riverview residents should be experiencing a much more streamlined service and, as a result, a much more positive experience when applying for building permits this year.”
There were16 industrial and commercial permits issued in January, valued at over $9 million. This is another substantial increase over last year’s value of $1,250,000.
There were 11 permits issued last month for signs and various other construction renovations, for a dollar value of over $198,000. In January 2012, the dollar value for that category was over $63,000.
It is important to note that any structure being added to a site; including, accessory buildings, fences, decks, etc., requires building and development permits, as stated in the Building By-Law Z-410 and Zoning By-Law Z- 202.  This allows the City of Moncton to ensure the structures comply with the National Building Code of Canada and the location meets the zoning requirements for the City of Moncton.
January 2013 highlights include:

  • Renovations to Terminal Building located at 1234 Main Street valued at $8,000,000
  • Replacement of heat pumps at the Public Works and Government Services Canada building located at 1045 Main Street, valued at $1,502,193
  • Phase 1 renovation at the Moncton City Hospital Oncology Unit valued at $800,000
  • Interior Fit-up St. Louis Bar and Grill, valued at $426,000


Sherry Sparks
Director of Building Inspection
City of Moncton
(506) 856-4375
Kevin Silliker
Director, External Business Development
City of Moncton
(506) 853-3532