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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: December 2016
Sunrise Gas Plant
Cutbank Ridge Partnership
Est. Cost: $860 million
Updated: June 2016
BMT Load Capacity Increase
BC Hydro
Est. Cost: $20 million
Updated: December 2016
Trades Training Facility
Northern Lights College
Est. Cost: $31 million
Updated: December 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
March   Residential  1 $224,120
Commercial $80,000.00 
April Residential 4 $673,000.00 
 Total   20  $4,957,360.00

Previous Years

 Year

Residential
$ (#)

 Commercial
$ (#)
 Industrial
$ (#)
 Institutional
$ (#)
 Government
$ (#)
 Total Permits
$ (#)
2012 20,672,259 (109) 8,816,343 (10) 5,335,000 (9) 510,000 (2) 864,500 (5) 36,198,102 (135)
2013 26, 697, 499 (111) 15,600,386 (20) 11,095,000 (9) 930,000 (2) 1,104,500 (4) 55,427,385 (146)
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)
2015 15,935,709 (75) 9,755,300 (17) 3,754,765 (9) 365,000 (4) 560,000 (2) 30,370,774 (107)
2016 2,870,351 (31) 8,640,246 (13) 3,366,200 (7) 24,577,258 (6) 616,000 (5) 40,070,055 (62)

Change in Total Assessment Roll Values

Property Class 2016 Revised 2017 Revised % Change
All Classifications $1,740,390,421 $1,736,377,748 -0.23%
Residential $1,240,256,300 $1,222,834,800 -1.40%
Non-Residential $500,134,121 $513,542,948 2.68%

Construction Permits

  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016
Total Value of Construction $49,433,291 $36,198,102 $55,427,385 $56,865,793 $30,370,774 $40,070,055.75
Number of Building Permits        
Commercial 17 10 20 18 17 13
Institutional 3 2 2 2 4 6
Industrial 10 9 9 9 9 7
Residential 95 109 111 155 75 31
Number of Dwellings Created        
SFD 38 41 42 77 39 7
Duplex 42 26 42 72 4 0
Secondary Suites * 4 9 38 105 27 2
Multiple Family ** 7 48 121 25 4 0
TOTAL 91 124 243 289 74 9
* 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

  2014 2015 2016  2017
  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Housing starts 40 125 55 77 9 28 19 27 1 2 5 2 0      
Housing under construction 174 178 193 217 61 60 52 47 28 15 10 7 2      
Housing completions 25 111 40 53 165 29 27 32 20 15 10 5 5      

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.