In April the City of Ferndale issued building permits with a total valuation of $4.9 million, the highest monthly total in more than a year. In March 2011, the total valuation of permits issued was $1.8 million.
Most of the approved permits for April came in the new homes category, with nine new home permits issued for $1.9 million. Permits were also issued for commercial remodels and a new commercial project.
In comparison, Ferndale’s monthly total nearly matched the April total of unincorporated Whatcom County ($5.2 million).