By Oliver Lazenby
In 2017, the city of Blaine issued building permits with a total estimated construction value of $22.18 million, slightly less than the 2016 total of $23.95 million. The 2016 figures, however, do not include expansion of the high school, which the city permitted in July 2016 at an estimated construction cost of $29.76 million. With that included, 2016’s total is $53.71 million.
Those numbers include estimated construction value of residential and commercial building permits issued by the city. They do not include mechanical, plumbing or sign permits.