Construction permits jump 13% in May

Construction intentions took another year-over-year leap in May as the value of permits issued hit a five-year high for the month, according to municipal records.

Permits for May 2013 were valued at $224.63 million. That’s up from $198.81 million the same month a year earlier.

The number of permits issued also went up to 967 this year, compared to 845 in 2012.

The most valuable permits were for renovations at the University of Ottawa, a set of apartments close to the airport and additions to an elementary school in Lowertown.

The top permits by value were:

University of Ottawa Capea building

(25 Templeton St.)

Contractor: Pomerleau Inc.

Description: Complete interior work and exterior cladding to a five-storey institutional building.

Value: $28,677,178

 

Distillery Warehouse Lofts

(1172 Walkley Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

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

Value: $17,000,000

 

École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Anne

(340 York St.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a two-storey addition at the side of a two-storey institutional building. Renovate existing 1970s school part and demolish the original 1950s one.

Value: $6,000,000

 

École Franco Cite

(623 Smyth Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey gymnasium addition and a two-storey classroom addition to a three-storey school.

Value: $5,463,010

 

Lorne Building

(90 Elgin St.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations on floors two, nine and 10 in a 17-storey office building.

Value: $2,723,732

 

 

Carleton University

(1125 Colonel By Dr.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a portion of the foundation on Carleton University’s property for a three-level parking structure.

Value: $2,479,176

 

 

Campanale Homes condo project in Barrhaven

(472, 486 Via Verona Ave.)

Contractor: Campanale Homes

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

Value: Two permits valued at $2,303,176.8 each.

Carleton University

(1125 Colonel By Dr.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a portion of the foundation on city property for a three-level parking structure.

Value: $2,302,173

 

OC Transpo administrative building

(1500 St. Laurent Blvd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations on all floors inside a four-storey building.

Value: $2,200,000

 

190, 200 Guelph Priv.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct two three-storey, 12-unit apartment buildings.

Value: $2,043,982

 

Sun Life Financial Centre

(50 O’Connor St.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations to the 5th and 6th floor of a 17-storey office building.

Value: $2,016,664

 

University of Ottawa

(45 University Priv.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations in a 20-storey university building (mechanical and electrical upgrades).

Value: $2,000,000