A major project has helped double the value of construction in Goderich in 2017.
Work started on the Comfort Inn hotel on Gibbons Street in November after numerous delays.
In that same month, seven residential building permits were issued, with a value of almost $2 million.
Reflecting the slowdown for the winter season, just one industrial building permit worth $15 thousand was issued in December.
Year-end figures show 124 permits worth $18.4 million were issued in 2017 -- that's almost double the $9.5 million value of the 112 permits approved the year before.