Building permits remain strong despite COVID-19 restrictions

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City’s Building Services Division issued the second-most building permits for the month of May since 2015.

A total of 360 permits were issued with a value of $15, 400, 214. The city issued 293 permits that valued at $9,528,009 in May 2019.

“May was a very busy month for our staff and nobody is complaining,” said Community Development Director Ken Young. “Despite the restrictions brought about by the COVID pandemic, homeowners, builders, and developers are moving forward with projects, large and small. These numbers reflect a lot of activity among builders, roofers, electricians, painters, and many others.”

The city issued four permits with a value of more than $1 million: OneHeart Main Provider Building ($1,440,00), OneHeart’s Residential Tower ($1,350,000), Auto Zone ($1,078,956), and a 12-unit apartment complex located on Degeest Drive ($1,000,000).

The city also issued 54 permits for residential additions or alterations, the highest number issued since 2013; 142 residential roof permits, the second-highest number issued since 2014; and a dozen residential garage permits, the highest since 2004.

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