Construction activity up 7.6%

The overall value of local construction permits increased by 7.6 per cent year-over-year in June, even though the number of permits was down by 13.4 per cent, according to municipal records.

The city issued 848 permits with a combined value of $196.5 million last month, compared to 979 with a total value of $182.6 million a year earlier.

Heavily contributing to the overall value were three permits granted for construction of the Communications Security Establishment Canada’s Long-Term Accommodation Plan on Ogilvie Road, together valued at $39.2 million. The project will be completed by a consortium led by Plenary Properties Ltd. and PCL Constructors Canada Inc. and is expected to create 4,000 to 5,000 jobs in the Ottawa area, according to CSEC’s website.

When construction is completed in November 2014, the facility will be home to the largest repository of top secret information in Canada.

Another notable deal is the Riverstone Retirement Residence’s $12 million permit to build a five-storey, 124-unit retirement building on Industrial Avenue.

The city granted Minto Communities Inc. 48 permits on Titanium Private to construct three-storey, 24-unit stacked rowhouses, with permits valued between $2.4 million and $2.2 million each, as well as 14 permits for Ashcroft Homes to build three-storey, 14-unit stacked rowhouses with permits valued at $1.4 million.

The top permits in June by value (excluding those granted to Minto and Ashcroft) are:

 

Communications Security Establishment Canada’s LTAP Data Centre

(1929 Ogilvie Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Base-building and fit-up of a three-storey portion of a five-storey office building

Value: $19,250,000

 

Communications Security Establishment Canada’s LTAP Data Centre

(1929 Ogilvie Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Base-building of a three-storey portion of a five-storey office building

Value: $16,481,094

 

Riverstone Retirement Residence

(340 Industrial Ave.)

Contractor: Riverstone Inc.

Description: Construct a five-storey, 124-unit retirement building

Value: $12,000,000

 

Chapman Mills Public School

(260 Leamington Way)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a two-storey school

Value: $9,100,000

 

Lowe’s

(340 West Hunt Club Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey retail building

Value: $8,124,250

 

Notting Hill South Condominiums

(141 Potts Priv.)

Contractor: Cardel Lifestyles

Description: Construct a four-storey apartment building with underground parking garage

Value: $5,937,500

Avaya Corp.

(425 Legget Dr.)

Contractor: M.P. Lundy Construction

Description: Tenant fit up on the first and second floor of a two-storey office building

Value: $4,200,000

 

460 West Hunt Club Centre

(460 West Hunt Club Rd.)

Contractor: M.P. Lundy Construction

Description: Construct a two-storey mixed use building

Value: $3,800,000

 

Public Works

(240 Sparks St.)

Contractor: McDonald Brothers Construction Inc.

Description: Tenant fit up on the third floor of a 14-storey office building

Value: $3,500,000

 

Communications Security Establishment Canada’s LTAP Visitor’s Centre

(1929 Ogilvie Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Base building of a two-storey portion of a five-storey commercial office building

Value: $3,451,504

 

Real Sports Bar & Grill

(90 George St.)

Contractor: Mark Watts

Description: Tenant fit up on the first, second and partial third floor of a three-storey retail building, including work in parking garage

Value: $2,900,000

 

Your Independent Grocer

(5911 Perth St.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey retail building

Value: $2,900,000

 

4729 Bank St.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a two-storey office building

Value: $2,800,000

 

Center for Advanced Photonics and Environmental Analysis (CAPEA) Facility, University of Ottawa

(727 King Edward Ave.)

Contractor: Pomerleau Inc.

Description: Excavation and shoring of a five-storey institutional building

Value: $2,445,805

 

SoHo Lisgar

(300 Lisgar St.)

Contractor: Basscon Group Inc.

Description: Construct four-storeys on a 12-storey residential building

Value: $2,195,640

 

659 Sue Holloway Dr.

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

Description: Construct a 14-unit, four-storey apartment building with attached garage

Value: $1,961,550

 

669 Sue Holloway Dr.

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

Description: Construct a 14-unit, four-storey apartment building with attached garage

Value: $1,961,550

 

2310 St. Laurent Blvd.

Contractor: Pri-Tec Construction Ltd.

Description: Construct a two-storey office building

Value: $1,953,385

 

Brownstones at Place des Gouverneurs

(705 Beauparc Priv.)

Contractor: Richcraft Homes Ltd.

Description: Construct a three-storey, 22-unit condominium building

Value: $1,501,220

 

Orleans Veterinary Hospital

(1992 Tenth Line Rd.)

Contractor: Mar Gard Builders Ltd.

Description: Construct a two-storey retail building

Value: $1,450,000

 

Q West

(114 Richmond Rd.)

Contractor: Ashcroft Homes

Description: Excavation and shoring of a nine-storey residential building

Value: $1,400,000

 

2236 Tenth Line Rd.

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

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

Value: $1,194,480

 

2240 Tenth Line Rd.

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

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

Value: $1,194,480

 

Securit / Shred-it

(1171 Kenaston St.)

Contractor: North American Steel

Description: Interior alterations to a one-storey commercial building

Value: $1,036,640

 

Riverstone Retirement Residence

(340 Industrial Ave.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey underground parking garage for a five-storey,124-unit retirement residence (foundation only)

Value: $1,000,000