Construction intentions fall in April

Several developers received the green light from city officials to launch townhouse and low-rise residential projects, but a lack of new large-scale initiatives weighed down construction intentions last month.

The city awarded 706 building permits in April, up slightly from 694 a year earlier. However, the total value of those projects declined 15.42 per cent to $173.08 million.

The largest project to gain city approval was a partial permit to Claridge Homes to construct the structure of its new 17-storey hotel on the site of the former Union of Canada office building on Dalhousie Street in the ByWard Market.

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That was followed by a new two-storey office building on Prince of Wales Drive.

The top permits issued in April by value are:

325 Dalhousie St.

Description: Construct a 17-storey

hotel on an existing foundation

(structure only)

Contractor: Claridge Homes

Value: $18,984,400

2210 Prince of Wales Dr.

Description: Construct a two-storey

office building with basement

Contractor: Unknown

Value: $2,583,883

Jade Condo Flats

(60-66 Tipperary Pvt. – even)

Description: Construct a three-storey,

19-unit apartment building

Contractor: Richcraft Homes

Value: 19 permits at $2,316,666 each

415 Legget Dr.

Description: Subdivide a single-tenant building into three-tenant spaces and fit up unit B in a two-storey office building.

Contractor: M.P. Lundy Co.

Value: $1,690,000

Whole Foods

(951 Bank St.)

Description: Tenant fit-up in a two-storey retail building

Contractor: Unknown

Value: $1,609,548

Sawgrass Towns

(10-40 Dundalk Pvt. – even)

Description: Construct a two-storey rowhouse with attached garages

Contractor: DCR Phoenix

Value: Eight permits at $1,540,501 each; eight permits at $1,536,338 each

Thomas D’Arcy McGee Building – RBC

(90 Sparks St.)

Description: Interior alterations on the second floor of a 14-storey office building

Contractor: Unknown

Value: $1,497,000

141 and 143 Claridge Dr.

Description: Construct a three-storey, 12-unit stacked dwelling

Contractor: Richcraft Homes

Value: 12 permits at $1,473,097 each

Longfields Community

(220-228 Longfields Dr. – even; 379-389 Sweetflag St. – odd)

Description: Construct two-storey rowhouses with detached garages

Contractor: Monarch Corp.

Value: 12 permits at $1,177,894 each

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