The city of Idaho Falls Building Department has released figures for 2017, showing levels that held roughly even with 2016.
Total building construction valuation for the year was $96,392,830, representing a .66 percent drop from 2016, which posted valuation of $97,032,026. Revenue for the building division in 2017 was $829,719, which included $37,346 in contractor licensing fees.
New commercial building projects were up 20 percent in 2017, and new single family housing starts were up 7 percent.
The total number of permits issued in 2017 was 2,149, a .326 percent increase over 2016.