The value of local construction permits jumped by $150 million, year-over-year, in December, according to city records.
Municipal officials issued 681 permits, with a total value of $263.9 million, compared to 432 permits totalling $113.8 million in the previous year.
A two-storey research and development building in the Hawthorne Business Park lifted the total value of the permits by $6.6 million. Other sizable permits include interior alterations to the RCMP's new headquarters on Leikin Drive, construction of a Kanata grocery store and the foundation for an eight-storey condo building on Richmond Road.
Homebuilders, notably Ashcroft, were particularly active in December, receiving dozens of permits for residential developments across the city.
Some of the top permits in December
by value are:
Iridian Spectral Technologies
(2700 Swansea Cres.)
Contractor: M.P. Lundy Construction
Description: Construct a two-storey research and development building
(73 Leikin Dr.)
Contractor: Ron Engineering and Construction
Description: Interior alterations - campus realignment
(5703 Hazeldean Rd.)
Description: Construct a one-storey commercial building.
(111 Richmond Rd.)
Contractor: Ashcroft Homes
Description: Construct a three-level reinforced concrete structure below grade for a future eight-storey residential building (foundation permit only)
1282 Algoma Rd.
Description: Construct a one-storey pre-engineered storage warehouse
130 Anderson St.
Description: Interior alterations in a one-storey commercial building; limited exterior work
École Secondaire Catholique Pierre-Savard
(1110 Longfields Dr.)
Description: Construct a one-storey addition at the side of a two-storey institutional building