Building permit values for Spokane County, the city of Spokane, and the city of Spokane Valley’s combined hit $1.13 billion in 2017, a record high, records indicate.

That’s greater than the previous record from 2013, which totaled $1.03 billion.

The city of Spokane saw the largest increase, to $515.7 million from $410.9 million, for a mammoth rise of 25.5 percent.

Of that 2017 total, new construction was valued at $312.4 million.

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