The City of Steinbach issued nearly $80M worth of building permits in 2022.
$38.5M was issued for commercial, and $41M was issued for residential, so it was basically a 50/50 split.
Councillor Susan Penner says Steinbach had a really great year.
“It's interesting that residential is a little bit further ahead than commercial, so these are important numbers, and particularly I find this is strong given all the uncertainty of the economy this past year with inflation, and a variety of other factors that put pressure on people.”
She says this is good news for Steinbach.
“I'm really happy with this number, and I know 2023 is going to be a huge year as well.”
Councillor Michael Zwaagstra agrees that last year had impressive numbers.
“Pretty evenly balanced between residential and commercial/industrial, and I agree that we have good reason to be optimistic,” he says. “We know there are always more people coming to our city. We've seen new businesses locate in our city and that's one of the reasons that we have such strong building permit numbers, and I'm certainly optimistic that in the next year we will see a similar strong growth.”
There was a total of 193 residential units added in 2022. 105 of those being single and two-family units, and 88 of those being multi-family units.
Mayor Earl Funk says there’s no shortage of growth in Steinbach, and we will be seeing more growth continuing in 2023.
"We will be seeing more business coming, and when you look at some of the things we've done with extending Acres Drive, we've opened it up for more businesses. I think it shows that Steinbach City Council is looking to develop and grow our city, and we're committed to it.”
In 2021, Steinbach issued 289 total permits worth nearly $102M.