The final numbers for building permits in 2020 for the City of Dell Rapids were presented to the Dell Rapids City Council during their last regular meeting. The numbers for 2020 surpassed the numbers from 2019.
The total valuation for 2020 was $7,238,823. That was a big increase from 2019, which saw a valuation of just over $4 million. There were 10 new homes built in 2020, one new four-plex, and one new two-plex. There were 12 new homes built in 2019 and 17 new homes in 2018.
Dell Rapids did not have any large scale commercial projects in 2020, but the Dell Rapids public school had over $2.5 million improvements done to the inside of the building.
“We’re looking good going into 2021. In the last year there was the acquisition of property north of 15th street, so you know we’ve got future residential multi-family and single-family homes that will be slated for building in the future,” said City Administrator Justin Weiland during the council meeting.