Construction permit value up 40.5% in May

Ottawa saw the highest number of construction permits issued this May since 2009, with a combined value greater than since at least 2008, according to municipal records.

The city issued 845 permits last month, a modest increase of two per cent year-over-year – but the total value of all permits was up 40.5 per cent year-over-year, from $141.5 million to $198.8 million.

A permit for the superstructure of a $25-million eight-storey apartment building being constructed by Ashcroft Development Inc. helped achieve the value increase, as well as a five-storey addition to the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre by Aecon Group Inc., valued at $18.75 million.

Minto Communities Inc. received permits for a total of 51 four-storey apartment buildings to build four-storey apartment buildings in Gloucester at varying values close to $2.85 million each.

The top permits in May by value (excluding those for Minto’s Gloucester development) are:

 

111 West

(111 Richmond Rd.)

Contractor: Ashcroft Development Inc.

Description: Construct an eight-storey apartment building (superstructure only)

Value: $25,000,000

 

Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

(1750 Russell Rd.)

Contractor: Aecon Group Inc.

Description: Construct a five-storey addition to a two-storey institutional building (superstructure only)

Value: $18,750,000

 

Laurentian Place

(1331 Clyde Ave.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a five-storey office building and a one-storey parking garage

Value: $16,000,000

 

Carleton University MacOdrum Library

(1125 Colonel By Dr.)

Contractor: Pomerleau Inc.

Description: Construct a two-storey addition on an existing three-storey portion and a five-storey front addition on a five-storey institutional building

Value: $15,000,000

 

Trail Road Waste Facility

(4475 Trail Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey industrial building

Value: $9,400,000

 

Notre Dame des Champs elementary school

(6280 Renaud Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a two-storey institutional building

Value: 8,000,000

 

Mendes Toyota

(1811 Bank St.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a two-storey retail building addition to an existing one-storey retail building

Value: $5,250,000

 

360 McLeod St.

Contractor: Doran Residential Contractors Ltd.

Description: Construct the foundation and two levels of underground parking for a nine-storey mixed-use buildingValue: $2,615,740

 

609 Fraser Ave.

Contractor: PCH Construction & Renovations Ltd.

Description: Construct a two-storey detached dwelling with attached two-car garage

Value: $1,600,000

 

411 Roosevelt Ave.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Exterior alterations to a four-storey office building

Value: $1,375,000

 

W. Erskine Johnston Public School

(50 Varley Dr.)

Contractor: Unknown

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

Value: $1,300,000

 

Kanata Lakes Apartments

(1025 Canadian Shield Ave.)

Contractor: Kanata Centre Premium Rentals Inc.

Description: Construct a 10-storey residential building with a two-level underground parking garage (foundation only)

Value: $1,200,000

 

2210 Tenth Line Rd.

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

Description: Construct a three-storey, 16-unit apartment building

Value: $1,194,480

 

2214 Tenth Line Rd.

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

Description: Construct a three-storey, 16-unit apartment building

Value: $1,194,480

 

Ultramar

(2302 Tenth Line Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey commercial  retail building

Value: $1,193,000

 

Apple Store at Bayshore Shopping Centre

(100 Bayshore Dr.)

Contractor: SAJO Construction Inc.

Description: Tenant fit-up on first floor of a three-storey retail building

Value: $1,000,000