Building permits for construction projects remained strong in Bellingham and unincorporated Whatcom County in the final months of 2014.
Through November, the value of the projects approved by Bellingham through November was $160.1 million; even without the December numbers it is the highest annual total since 2007.
Permits approved by planners in unincorporated Whatcom County totaled $120.5 million through November. That's up 18 percent compared to the same period in 2013.
Here are the trends: