Amherstburg is the place to be! 2020 was one of the “busiest years on record” for building activity, with 454 permits issued with an approximate construction value of $126 million.
That’s nearly $63 million more in construction value than 2019, thanks in large part to the continued momentum of residential construction and two significant projects – an 80-acre greenhouse facility and the construction of the new high school. Those two big-ticket projects brought in more than $270,000 in permit revenue.
A total of 193 single family dwelling units – 147 single family dwellings and 46 multi-residential units – were created in 2020. Six secondary units and nine residential apartment units were created for a total of 208 residential units. Two existing apartment building were converted to condo units, according to a Council report.
In terms of residential construction, it is the second biggest building boom in Amherstburg since at least 1996, trailing only the banner year of 2006.