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Lake Country sets construction record, again

Lake Country broke construction records in 2016.
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LAKE COUNTRY - The District of Lake Country has broken a record it set last year.

With a couple weeks to still go, the district’s administration is already calling 2016 the biggest year ever for construction. By the end of November new records had already been set, according to a media release.

Overall there has already been $91.7 million of construction value, the release states. A major area of growth has been new homes as the town has averaged 76 single family homes a year over it’s 20 years of existence. In 2016, though, there have been 142, nearly double the average.

Lake Country’s aging infrastructure is becoming a concern, but the municipality’s administration is hopeful the new homes, along with 47 new secondary suites, will bring a new taxbase to the community.

The municipality is preparing two long range planning projects for 2017, with a parks and recreation plan to be created and an updated to the official community plan scheduled.

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