Construction permits up 34% in February

A smaller number of larger construction permits this February boosted the combined value by 34.3 per cent year-over-year, according to municipal records.

The value of local construction permits was up $37.9 million compared to last year, even though fewer permits were issued.

The city issued 350 permits with a combined value of $148.8 million, compared to 421 permits valued at $110.78 million a year earlier.

Topping the charts was the construction of a four-storey seniors' residence for Bruyère Continuing Care, valued at $28 million.

Close behind were the permits for two neighbouring sites on Lisgar Street, both to be used for the construction of a 21-storey condominium, for $27 million per lot.

The top permits in February by value are:

Bruyère Continuing Care Saint-Louis Residence

(889 Hiawatha Park Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a four-storey building

Value: $28,073,521


The Merit

(108-110 Lisgar St.)

Contractor: Ron Engineering and Construction (Eastern) Ltd.

Description: Construct a 21-storey apartment building with four levels of underground parking

Value: $54,000,000 (two permits issued at $27 million each)


Kanata North Recreation Complex

(4101 Innovation Dr.)

Contractor: Bondfield Construction Co.

Description: Installation of piles for a two-storey recreation complex (foundation only)

Value: $26,872,000


Research in Motion

(5050 Innovation Dr.)

Contractor: EllisDon Corp.

Description: Construct a five-storey office building

Value: $22,316,667


Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus

(1053 Carling Ave.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations to the third floor of an eight-storey institutional building

Value: $5,000,000


Renaissance Repair & Supply

(425 Legget Dr.)

Contractor: MP Lundy Construction Ltd.

Description: Interior alterations to convert a one-storey into a two-storey warehouse building

Value: $3,483,333


1223 Michael St.

Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

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

Value: $1,177,817


St. Alban's Anglican Church

(454 King Edward Dr.)

Contractor: Dolyn Developments Inc.

Description: Interior alterations in the basement and on the main floor of an existing one-storey institutional building

Value: $1,100,000