Building permit valuations are up yet another year in Rapid City. The year 2011 was the third best year for The City of Rapid City with 258,990, 182 construction valuations issued. Only 207, 811,337 were given out in 2012.
Brad Solon, a building official with Rapid City's Community Planning and Development Services, says the 306 commercial applications issued, attributed to a good last year.
As for the number of building permits, Solon says 5,250 were issued in 2011 making it a record year.
"The number of permits is a good sign because that means everybody is working," Solon said. "There's a lot of work going on in the city, so that was good news."
He says while only 4,861 permits were issued in 2012 (the second highest year on record,) there were two major building permits issued in December — totaling $22 million.