Construction permits up 11% in January

The value of local construction permits was up $2 million, year-over-year, in January, according to municipal records.

The city issued 483 permits with a combined value of $203.2 million, compared to 466 permits with a total value of $182.9 million a year earlier.

Last month's numbers were driven in large part by two downtown office tower projects on Elgin Street. Other notable deals include a five-storey addition to the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre.

The top permits in January by value are:

Lorne Building

(90 Elgin St.)

Contractor: Ron Engineering & Construction

Description: Construct a 17-storey commercial office building with three levels of underground parking (foundation only)

Value: $66,961,609

Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre

(1750 Russell Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a five-storey addition to a two-storey institutional building

Value: $18,750,000

Plaza 234

(234 Laurier Ave. W.)

Contractor: Daoust Construction

Description: Interior alterations in a 26-storey building

Value: $18,000,000

Performance Court

(150 Elgin St.)

Contractor: J2 Construction Management Inc.

Description: Construct a 21-storey commercial office building with two levels of mechanical penthouse (foundation only)

Value: $7,727,594

Farm Boy

(3035 St. Joseph Blvd.)

Contractor: Traugott Building Contractors

Description: Construct a one-storey retail building

Value: $2,499,074


(100 Champagne Ave. S.)

Contractor: Domicile Developments Inc.

Description: Construct a 12-storey apartment building (foundation only)

Value: $1,216,000

Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus

(1053 Carling Ave.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations on the first floor of an eight-storey institutional building

Value: $1,200,000

Montfort Hospital

(713 Montreal Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Exterior alterations for fuel remediation to a six-storey institutional building

Value: $1,100,000

2611 Queensview Dr.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations to the third and fourth floor in a four-storey office building

Value: $1,000,000