Minot has seen a surge in building permit activity in 2021 thanks to several major projects.
Although not a record, the $246.87 million in building permits was up significantly from $49.35 million in 2020 and $35.35 million in 2019, according to city archives. The record year was 2012, which saw $304.9 million in permits, supported by 584 new homes and townhouses, 37 multi-family residences and eight hotels. Minot also recorded $261 million in permits in 2013.
The biggest permit of 2021 at $171.9 million was issued in February for the construction of the Trinity Health medical complex in southwest Minot. It represented the lion’s share of the permit’s value last year. Trinity also got $26,000 in permits for the signage. This is in addition to the $130 million in permits obtained in 2018 for the Trinity project.
Trinity reports that all major building permits have now been obtained. In the future, various small permits may be required, but nothing significant.
There were 452 building permits issued in 2021 in Minot. Of these, 84 permits were for new single-family homes, with a total value of $16.8 million. That compares to 85 permits for $15.5 million in 2020.
There were also four townhouses and four duplexes licensed last year, as well as eight relocated homes and one multi-family unit.
The Multi-Family Dwelling is a three-story apartment building under construction in Northwest Minot by Beyond Shelter. Souris Heights will consist of a 54-unit affordable seniors housing complex. It is being built with help from Minot’s National Disaster Resilience Program and is expected to go live this year.
The renovation of Milton Young Towers also received permits in 2021 as a resilience project. The updates will improve mechanical systems, fire safety, emergency systems, plumbing and lighting, as well as the addition of 18 additional two-bedroom apartments.
Other big projects in 2021 included the renovation and expansion of SCHEELS at Dakota Square Mall, the Magic City Discovery Center on North Hill, and renovations to Minot State University’s Summer Theater. In addition, there were a number of large commercial projects, including some in southwest Minot in the area of the new hospital. Projects included two new car washes on Broadway, new restaurants, renovations to downtown buildings and the foundation of a new youth athletic training facility, or basketball academy, being built. by Schatz Properties at 3800 14th Ave. SE.
By category, building permit totals were as follows: residential, $29.1 million; non-residential, $191.7 million; residential renovations/additions, $1.54 million; commercial renovations/additions, $23.3 million; construction of a fire department, $2,000; demolitions, $1.16 million.
Minot building permit in 2021:
– Trinity Health Medical Complex, $171.9 million
– Renovation and expansion of SCHEELS, Dakota Square, $13.05 million
– Beyond Shelter Seniors Apartments, $9.04 million
– Magic City Discovery Center, $5.3 million
– Renovation of the Milton Young Towers, $2.23 million
– Bremer Bank, 36th Avenue SW, $2.2 million
– Pinnacle C store, 36th Avenue Southwest, $1.72 million
– Dollar General, 21st Avenue Northwest, $1.1 million
– Schatz Office Building, 13th Avenue Southeast, $1.05 million
– Minot State University Summer Theater Renovation $1.05 million