Construction permits soar 132% in December

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.

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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

Size: $6,596,117


RCMP Headquarters

(73 Leikin Dr.)

Contractor: Ron Engineering and Construction

Description: Interior alterations – campus realignment

Value: $3,080,000


Food Basics

(5703 Hazeldean Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey commercial building.

Value: $2,455,325


111 West

(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)

Value: $2,350,000


1282 Algoma Rd.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey pre-engineered storage warehouse

Value: $1,700,000


130 Anderson St.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations in a one-storey commercial building; limited exterior work

Value: $1,618,272


École Secondaire Catholique Pierre-Savard

(1110 Longfields Dr.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey addition at the side of a two-storey institutional building

Value: $1,574,410

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