Our biggest building permit last month was on Black Road

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Numbers are down sharply from last year’s banner year for construction, which set an all-time record

Sault Ste. Marie’s biggest building permit issued in September was a $3.2-million interior office renovation planned by Tulloch Engineering at 71 Black Rd.

Born in 1991 as a Thessalon-based land surveyor, Tulloch has grown into a multi-disciplinary engineering firm with more than 400 employees at offices in 17 offices in Canada and a U.S. office in Audubon, Pennsylvania.

It maintains a strong presence in northern Ontario with offices in Sault Ste. Marie, Thessalon, Elliot Lake, Espanola, Sudbury and Thunder Bay.

Tulloch’s project is one of 107 building permits issued by the City of Sault Ste. Marie last month, representing a total value of $8.7 million.

That’s down from 133 permits valued at $22.7 million in the same month last year.

2022 had the biggest-ever building boom in Sault Ste. Marie history, with major construction at Algoma Steel and Tenaris contributing to a $259-million record year.

Year-to-date, the Sault has had 940 building permits valued at $130.9 million, compared to 1,009 permits worth $243.9 million at this time last year.

The second-largest building permit issued last month was a $600,000 interior renovation job for an exhibit hall/ museum at 138 John St.

That’s the Sault Métis Centre Complex, located in the former St. John the Evangelist Anglican church.

All other building permits on the city’s Top 8 list for September were residential projects valued at half a million dollars or less per permit.


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