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Development Statistics

Major Projects (Construction Started & Completed – Northeast Region)

Project Name Developer Municipality Est. Cost (million $) Completion Date
 = Completed  
Renewable
  Moose Lake Wind Project Moose Lake Wind LP Tumbler Ridge 45 2019-Q3
  Septimus Creek Wind Power Project Zero Emission Energy Developments Inc. Taylor 45 2019-Q1
Transportation
  Highway 97 Bridge Replacements BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Chetwynd 27 2019-Q3
Oil & Gas – Pipelines
  Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Ltd. Dawson Creek 6,200 2023-Q4
High Pine Expansion Project Enbridge Inc. Chetwynd   2018-Q3
Jackfish Lake Expansion Project Enbridge Inc. Taylor   2018-Q3
Towerbirch Expansion Project NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Dawson Creek 439 2018-Q4
  Wyndwood Pipeline Looping Project Enbridge Inc. Chetwynd 170 2019-Q1
Oil & Gas – Plants, Stations, Hubs
  North Pine Liquids Facility AltaGas Ltd. Fort St. John 100 2019-Q1
Regional LNG Plant AltaGas Ltd. Dawson Creek   2018-Q1
Saturn Compressor Facility Expansion Cutbank Ridge Partnership Dawson Creek 930 2018-Q4
Utilities
  Fort St. John and Taylor Electric Supply BC Hydro Fort St. John 53 2020-Q4
  G.M. Shrum G1-G10 Control System Upgrade BC Hydro Hudson Hope 75 2022-Q2
  G.M. Shrum Spillway Gate Upgrade Project BC Hydro Hudson Hope 48 2020-Q1
  Peace Region Electricity Supply Project BC Hydro North Peace 285 2021-Q4
Peace Region Load Shedding RAS BC Hydro Dawson Creek 26 2018-Q1
  Site C Project BC Hydro Fort St. John 10,700 2024-Q4
W.A.C. Bennett Dam Riprap Upgrade Project BC Hydro Hudson Hope 170 2018-Q2
Institutional
Margaret Ma Murray Community School (Northwest Elementary) School District 60 Fort St. John 27 2018-Q3
  North East Elementary School School District 60 Fort St. John 31 2020-Q4
Trades Training Facility Northern Lights College Dawson Creek 34 2018-Q3
Other
  The Station Town Centre G8 Properties Fort St. John 500 2023-Q4

NOTE: Only completed projects finished in the current and previous calendar year are included here.

Credit: B.C. Major Projects Inventory (Government of British Columbia)

Values of Building Permits

2019

Month Type(s) of Building # of Permits

Construction Cost

January Institutional 1 $62,000.00
February Commercial 3 $185,000.00
March   Residential  3 $758,000.00
Commercial 4 $439,000.00
Industrial 1 $55,000.00
April
Residential 1 $300,000.00
Commercial 3 $2,850,000.00
Government 1 $30,000.00
Total   17 $4,679,000.00

Previous Years

   2013  2014  2015  2016 2017 2018
Total Value  of Construction $55,427,385 $56,865,793 $30,370,774 $40,070,055.75 $27,960,000

$34,527,769.10

 
Number of Building Permits
 
  Commercial 20 18 17 13 15 17
  Institutional 2 2 4 6 4 4
  Industrial 9 9 9 7 6 11
  Residential 111 155 75 31 39 44
 
Number of Dwellings Created
 
  SFD 42 77 39 7 15 19
  Duplex 42 72 4 0 0 2
  Secondary Suites  38 105 27 2 3 0
  Multiple Family * 121 25 4 0 0 16
  TOTAL 243 289 74 9 18 37
* Structures containing three or more units

Housing Construction

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

  2016    2017    2018    2019
  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q1    
Starts 1 2 5 2 0 6 8 0 17 10 5 1 5    
Under construction 28 15 10 7 2 7 12  4 18 25 26 21 23    
Completions 20 15 10 5 5 1 5 1 8 3 3 4 6 3    

Source: Statistics Canada

Property Values

BC Assessment Market Trends 2017-2018

  % Chg Due to Market
Community Residential Business and Other Light Industry
City of Dawson Creek -5.52% -1.43%  -1.80%
Dawson Creek Rural -0.92% 0.18% -4.66%
Village of Pouce Coupe 1.70% -2.56% N/A 
City of Fort St. John -9.32% 2.63% -1.50%

Change in Total Assessment Roll Values: Dawson Creek

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%