West Vancouver Housing Construction Update

(January 16, 2013 )

It is hard not to notice all the building going on in West Vancouver these days.  It seems almost every street you drive down is full of big trucks blocking the way.  The following numbers are from the District of West Vancouver's Permits & Inspections Department. The consruction value of permits issued was 35% higher in 2012 than in the previous year.


                           Building Permit & Construction Value


                                  2012                                          2011




                                        Permits      Construction Value                       Permits          Construction Value

Single Family Dwellings       151           $202,717,000                               128                 $145,075,000

Duplexes                              3              $3,801,000                                      2                  $2,400,000

Apartments                           8              $72,594,000                                    2                  $35,000,000

Totals                                 162            $279,112,000                               132                 $182,475,000   

Alterations & Additions 

Residential                         297            $32,061,000                                  271                 $37,075,000

Other

Swimming Pools/Hot
tubs                                    67              $2,534,000                                    50                    $2,130,000

Demolitions                       118              $1,957,000                                   113                   $941,000

Partial Permits                    7                $5,725,000                                     5                     $2,146,000

Miscellaneous                19               $1,705,000                                    23                    $1,581,000

Totals                               211             $11,921,000                                 191                    $6,798,000