Construction permits soar 132% in December

The value of local construction permits jumped by $150 million, year-over-year, in December, according to city records.

Municipal officials issued 681 permits, with a total value of $263.9 million, compared to 432 permits totalling $113.8 million in the previous year.

A two-storey research and development building in the Hawthorne Business Park lifted the total value of the permits by $6.6 million. Other sizable permits include interior alterations to the RCMP's new headquarters on Leikin Drive, construction of a Kanata grocery store and the foundation for an eight-storey condo building on Richmond Road.

Homebuilders, notably Ashcroft, were particularly active in December, receiving dozens of permits for residential developments across the city.

Some of the top permits in December

by value are:

Iridian Spectral Technologies

(2700 Swansea Cres.)

Contractor: M.P. Lundy Construction

Description: Construct a two-storey research and development building

Size: $6,596,117

 

RCMP Headquarters

(73 Leikin Dr.)

Contractor: Ron Engineering and Construction

Description: Interior alterations - campus realignment

Value: $3,080,000

 

Food Basics

(5703 Hazeldean Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey commercial building.

Value: $2,455,325

 

111 West

(111 Richmond Rd.)

Contractor: Ashcroft Homes

Description: Construct a three-level reinforced concrete structure below grade for a future eight-storey residential building (foundation permit only)

Value: $2,350,000

 

1282 Algoma Rd.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey pre-engineered storage warehouse

Value: $1,700,000

 

130 Anderson St.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations in a one-storey commercial building; limited exterior work

Value: $1,618,272

 

École Secondaire Catholique Pierre-Savard

(1110 Longfields Dr.)

Contractor: Unknown

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

Value: $1,574,410