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Sioux Falls has set another building record.
For the fifth consecutive year, permits grew year-over-year, totaling $720.3 million by the afternoon of Dec. 13.
The record in 2016 was almost $702 million.
Avera on Louise pushed 2017 over the top, with a permit issued for $24 million in construction valuation related to the shell of the first building. The 82-acre campus eventually will include $174 million worth of projects and is slated to open in early 2020.
This year’s record also was driven in part by the continued strong demand for housing. So far in 2017, permits have been issued for 745 new single-family homes, as well as 1,222 multiple-family units and 422 townhome units.
“It’s clear Sioux Falls is fostering an incredible quality of life when new homes are one of the biggest drivers of growth in our community. People often are choosing to live in Sioux Falls first and foremost and then seeking out job opportunities and other ways to contribute,” said Mike Cooper, director of planning and building services.
For the fifth consecutive year, Sioux Falls has set another building record. Here’s the grand total so far.