Market Report: Whatcom construction permits on upswing this spring

The construction season in Whatcom County is headed for a decent spring and fall, based on building permits submitted.

Several large apartment projects are going through the planning pipeline, school projects through bond approvals are on the drawing board, and large commercial projects like Costco and Whole Foods continue to move forward.

Interest rates remain low, providing further incentive for starting projects.

Next week: Tourism.

Here are the trends: