VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – Valley City set a record of $40 million dollars in building permits back in 2016.

City Building Inspector Dave Andersen says its looks like that record will be shattered in 2020.

Andersen says since 2004 the city has issued more than $245 million dollars in new building permits.

He said that figure will grow once the contractor pulls the permit for the new VCSU Center for the Arts building.

Other major projects include; $13.8 million permit for the new Barnes County jail, $3.9 million for the Loves Travel Center, $2.6 million for the foundation of the new VCSU Center for the Arts building and $1.4 million permit for the new Bridge City Dentistry building in the old Valley Drug location.

Andersen retired from his city position on July 31st. The full interview with Andersen is available right here.