Construction intentions rise in March

A higher number of permits helped boost the year-over-year increase in the value of newly approved construction projects last month, according to City of Ottawa figures.

The municipality gave out 703 permits worth nearly $214 million in March, an increase over the 506 permits that valued at slightly more than $176 million a year ago.

Included in last month’s permits were a technology park in Bells Corners, a new Target store at the Bayshore Shopping Centre and a Toyota car dealership.

The top permits by value were:

Bells Corners Technology Park

(1931 and 1935 Robertson Rd.)

Description: Construct a three-storey

office building and interior alterations to an adjacent. one-storey office building

Contractor: Doran Contractors Ltd.

Size: Two projects, each 65,843 square feet in size

Value: Two projects, each valued at $8,446,361

Target – Bayshore Shopping Centre

(100 Bayshore Dr.)

Description: Tenant fit-up on the first, second and third floors of a three-storey shopping mall.

Contractor: Unknown

Size: 127,587 square feet

Value: $7,100,000

1101 Polytek St.

Description: Construct a one-storey industrial building (shell only).

Contractor: Belrock Design Build Inc.

Size: 122,666 square feet

Value: $5,116,379

80 Bolton St.

Description: Construct a four-storey, 22 unit

apartment building with one level of underground parking.

Contractor: Unknown

Size: 32,148 square feet

Value: $4,035,279

Toyota car dealership

(2035 Mer Bleue Rd.)

Description: Construct a two-storey auto dealership.

Contractor: Unknown

Size: 44,947 square feet

Value: $3,985,275

Stirling Park by Claridge – tower B

(1687 Merivale Rd.)

Description: Construct a one-storey parking garage for a 12-storey condominium (foundation only).

Contractor: Claridge Condos (Stirling Park) Inc.

Size: 55,611 square feet

Value: $3,099,757

Horticulture Building – Lansdowne Park

(525 Marche Way)

Description: Construct a two-storey building.

Contractor: City of Ottawa

Size: 17,663 square feet

Value: $2,603,877


(150 Elgin St.)

Description: Tenant fit-up on the sixth to 11th floor of a 21-storey office building.

Contractor: The Lake Partnership Inc.

Size: 111,029 square feet

Value: $2,500,000

200-226 Pembina Priv.

Description: Construct a three-storey 14-unit stacked dwelling.

Contractor: Urbandale Construction

Size: Fourteen projects, each 19,389 square feet in size

Value: Fourteen projects, each valued at $2,161,486

4100 Strandherd Dr.

Description: Construct a three-storey mixed-use building (building one).

Contractor: AK Global Construction & Development Inc.

Size: 22,515 square feet

Value: $2,072,172