Spokane-area building permit volume breaks record

Samantha Peone | Spokane Journal

Building permit values for Spokane County, the city of Spokane, and the city of Spokane Valley’s combined hit $1.13 billion in 2017, a record high, records indicate.

That’s greater than the previous record from 2013, which totaled $1.03 billion.

The city of Spokane saw the largest increase, to $515.7 million from $410.9 million, for a mammoth rise of 25.5 percent. Of that 2017 total, new construction was valued at $312.4 million. Read more here.