Construction permits up 54%

The high volume and value of construction permits continued last month with the strongest August in at least three years, according to municipal records.

With 875 permits granted by the city, August saw permit values total $178.5 million – a 54-per-cent leap year-over-year.

Behind August’s strong numbers was a $60.4-million permit to fitup the five-storey building on Ogilvie Road for Communications Security Establishment Canada. The project will be completed by a consortium led by PCL Constructors Canada Inc. and Plenary Properties Ltd. and is expected to create 4,000 to 5,000 jobs in the Ottawa area, according to CSEC’s website.

Also topping the charts was a $13.7-million permit to construct the 10-storey Kanata Lakes Apartments on Canadian Shield Avenue.

The top permits in August by value are:

Communications Security Establishment Canada

(1929 Ogilvie Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Tenant fit-up in a five-storey

office building

Value: $60,430,679

 

Kanata Lakes Apartments

(Building B)

(1025 Canadian Shield Ave.)

Contractor: Groupe Lepine

Description: Construct a 10-storey residential building with a two-storey underground parking garage

Value: $13,700,000

 

Canada-Ontario Affordable

Housing Program

(241 Centrum Blvd.)

Contractor: Terlin Construction Ltd.

Description: Construct the superstructure for a four-storey, 41-unit apartment building

Value: $4,968,327

 

Target

(300 Eagleson Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

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

Value: $4,600,000

 

3020 Hawthorne Rd.

Contractor: VCL Construction

Description: Construct a one-storey

industrial building

Value: $3,675,000

 

South Nepean Muslim Community

Masjid and Community Center

(3020 Woodroffe Ave.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a two-storey mosque and community centre

Value: $2,632,570


Cathedral Hill

(428 Sparks St.)

Contractor: Broccolini Construction (Ontario) Inc.

Description: Construct a 21-storey residential condominium building (excavation and shoring only)

Value: $2,500,000

 

Gotham Ottawa

(224 Lyon St. N.)

Contractor: Paul Daoust Construction & Associates Ltd.

Description: Construct a 17-storey, 240-unit apartment building (excavation only)

Value: $2,500,000

 

House of Commons assembly building

(144 Wellington St.)

Contractor: EllisDon Corp.

Description: Construct a two-storey addition and interior/exterior alterations to a one-storey office building (excavation and shoring only)

Value: $2,000,000

 

South Nepean Catholic Elementary School

(3490 Cambrian Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey institutional building (foundation and shell only)

Value: $1,900,000

 

150 Laurier Ave. W.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations in a five-storey mixed-use building

Value: $1,650,000

 

Thunderbird Sports Centre

1927 Richardson Side Rd.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey recreational building

Value: $1,500,000

 

Horticulture Building

(1015 Bank St.)

Contractor: EllisDon Corp.

Description: Construct footing/foundation and podium slab for a one-storey mixed-use building (excavation and foundation only)

Value: $1,500,000

 

401 Coventry Rd.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey addition at the side of a one-storey warehouse building.

Value: $1,320,000

 

Pharma Plus

1725 Walkley Rd.

Contractor: Laurin & Co. (152610 Canada Inc.)

Description: Construct a one-storey retail building

Value: $1,200,000

 

Carleton Mushroom Farms Ltd.

(6280 Dalmeny Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct an agricultural building (foundation and superstructure only)

Value: $1,100,000

 

Embassy of Japan

(255 Sussex Dr.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey addition to a three-storey office building.

Value: $1,042,873