Rapid City continues record pace on building permits

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The pace of construction in Rapid City construction last year will be a tough act to follow, as the city ends with a record high when it comes to the value of the building permits.

Rapid City issued 225 building permits in December with a total valuation of $18,089,318.23. It was the fourth highest December for permit valuation.

This helped the city hit a record high for the year. For 2016, the city issued 3,242 permits with a record valuation of $320,054,359. The previous high was set in 2011 with total permit valuation of $258,990,182.

Leading the way last month were three permits with a valuation of more than $1 million:
• KEVN-TV's permit for the KEVN/KOTA addition at 2001 Skyline Drive ($5,008,000)
• Rapid City Regional Hospital's Central Utility Plant Expansion at 2911 Third Street ($3,750,000)
• Carpenter Properties LLC for the Carpenter Dental addition at 5610 Bendt Drive ($1,145,000).