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Finished Homes Rise Over 150, Around 1,100 Building Permits Issued

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Finished Homes Rise Over 150, Around 1,100 Building Permits Issued

Construction in Wood Buffalo, Spring 2017 // Harvard Broadcasting Jaryn Vecchio

The number of rebuilds completed and started are continuing to increase month over month.

As of September 22, 158 homes have been completed – up 41 when the numbers were updated on August 11.

Nearly one-third of the rebuilds have been in Stone Creek – a total of 51.

Abasand, 29, Waterways, 27, Beacon Hill, 25, and Wood Buffalo, 15, are the only other neighbourhoods with at least 10 rebuilds.

Meanwhile, the number or rebuilds are also rising.

Right now, 1,110 building permits have been handed out, a number which has risen ever month since April, 2017.

As construction increases, the number of jobs started have almost reached half of the number of properties which were lost, 2579.

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