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Development Statistics

Major Projects (Dawson Creek Area)

Other large projects in northeast BC include BC Hydro’s Site C Dam, as well as oil & gas and wind energy developments.

Projects Under Construction

Peace Region Load Shedding RAS
BC Hydro
Est. Cost: $21 million
Updated: September 2016
Sunrise Gas Plant
Cutbank Ridge Partnership
Est. Cost: $860 million
Updated: September 2016
BMT Load Capacity Increase
BC Hydro
Est. Cost: $20 million
Updated: September 2016
Trades Training Facility
Northern Lights College
Est. Cost: $33 million
Updated: September 2016

Source: Government of BC, Major Projects Inventory

Values of Building Permits

2017

Month Type(s) of Building # of Permits

Construction Cost

January Residential 1 $0.00
Commercial 4 $526,500.00
Institutional 2 $2,027,000.00
Government 1 $277,000.00
February Residential 2 $149,740.00
Commercial 3 $100,000.00
Total   13 $3,980,240.00

Previous Years

  Residential
$ (#)
Commercial
$ (#) 
Industrial
$ (#) 
Institutional
$ (#) 
Government
$ (#) 
Total Permits
$ (#) 
2016 2,870,351.41 (31) 8,640,246.10 (13) 3,366,200.00 (7) 24,577,258.24 (6) 616,000.00 (5) 40,070,055.75 (62)
2015 15,935,709 (75) 9,755,300 (17) 3,754,765 (9) 365,000 (4) 560,000 (2) 30,370,774 (107)
2014 36,900,708 (155) 10,217,281 (18) 3,981,000 (9) 1,105,000 (2) 4,661,804 (4) 56,865,793 (188)
2013 26, 697, 499 (111) 15,600,386 (20) 11,095,000 (9) 930,000 (2) 1,104,500 (4) 55,427,385 (146)
2012 20,672,259 (109) 8,816,343 (10) 5,335,000 (9)  510,000 (2) 864,500 (5)  36,198,102 (135)
2011 17,125,883 (95) 6,696,538 (17) 10,015,591 (10)  2,663,984 (3) 12,931,295 (8)  49,433,291 (133)
2010 24,758,426 (110) 16,175,292 (24) 4,802,120 (6) 12,813,000(4) 594,100 (4) 59,142,938 (148)
2009 19,674,305 (88) 8,174,354.23 (18) 1,498,000 (7) 3,510,500 (4) 350,000 (1) 33,207,159 (118)
2008 11,466,132 7,623,700 921,000 300,000   20,310,832 (118)
2007 17,194,832 26,781,000 3,201,000 5,060,000 316,886 52,553,718 (137)
2006 13,393,268 19,981,933.00 2,095,181.00 464,324.00 1,544,000.00 37,478,706 (130)
2005 7,065,674 6,312,300 252,000 200,000 34,792,000 48,621,974 (102)

Change in Total Assessment Roll Values

Property Class 2016 Completed Roll 2015 Revised Roll Change
All Classifications $2,035,419,916 $1,983,311,248 2.63%
Residential $1,278,810,700 $1,229,664,100 4.00%
Commercial $672,771,771 $668,987,471 0.57%

Construction Permits

  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Total
Value of
Construction
$40,070,055.75 $30,370,774 $56,865,793 $55,427,385 $36,198,102 $49,433,291 $57,591,515 $33,207,159 $20,310,832
Number of Building Permits
Commercial  13 17 18 20 10 17 24 18 15
Institutional  6 4 2 2 3 4 4 4
Industrial  7 9 9 9 10 6 7 1
Residential  31 75 155   111  109 95  110  88  94
Number of Dwellings Created
SFD  7 39  77  42 41 38 86 79 84
Duplex  0 4 72  42  26 42 7 9 14
Secondary Suites *  2 27 105  38  9  4  N/A  N/A  N/A
Multiple Family **  0 4 25  121  48 7 8  
TOTAL  9 74 289  243  124 91 102 91 98

* In 2010 and earlier Secondary Suites were counted under Single Family Dwelling (SFD)
** Structures containing three or more units

Housing Construction

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, housing starts, under construction and completions

    2016 2015 2014    2013   
Q4 Q3 Q2  Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3  Q2  Q1  Q4 Q3   Q2   Q1  
Housing starts  2 5  2 1 27 19 28 9 77  55  125  40 120  44  29  0
Housing under construction 10 15  28 27 52 60 61 217  193  178  174 159 61   41  17
Housing completions  5 10 15  20 32 27 29 165 53  40  111  25 22  24  5  73

Source: Statistics Canada

Property Values

While property values in Dawson Creek have consistently been rising over the last many years, 2017 assessments saw a rare decrease in overall assessment value. From 2016 to 2017, residential assessments decreased 2.21% while business and other assessments decreased 0.14%. Even so, Dawson Creek assessment values fared better than almost all other communities in Northeast BC over the same period.