Construction permit values soar in February

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The value of construction permits the City of Ottawa handed out in February nearly doubled when compared with the year before, according to information released by the municipality.

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There were $204 million worth of permits made available during the month, up from $105 million during February of 2013.

That was despite a drop in the number of permits. Businesses received 349 approvals for the month, down from 420 during the same period a year earlier.

Included among the permits from February were condo projects from Minto at Lansdowne Park, apartment buildings from Group Lepine in Kanata Lakes and a new apartment building from Domicile on Beechwood Avenue.

The top permits by value were:

Minto@Lansdowne (the Rideau)

(1035 Bank St.)

Description: Construct a 20-storey condominium building

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

Size: 223,981 square feet

Value: $33,491,319

Group Lepine Apartments

(1047 Canadian Shield Ave.)

Description: Construct a 10-storey mixed-use building, including residential apartments and ground floor retail

Contractor: 1047 Canadian Shield Ave.

Size: 184,848 square feet

Value: $27,349,834

275 Tartan Dr.

Description: Five-storey retirement complex with one level of underground parking (foundation and superstructure only)

Contractor: Unknown

Size: 188,536 square feet

Value: $23,992,403

The Kavanagh

(222 Beechwood Ave.)

Description: Construct a 12-storey apartment building with first floor retail

Contractor: Domicile Construction Corp.

Size: 153,994 square feet

Value: $21,595,738

Minto@Lansdowne (the Vibe)

(118 Holmwood Ave.)

Description: Construct residential portion of a 12-storey mixed-use building

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

Size: 88,199 square feet

Value: $13,109,971


(1055 St. Laurent Blvd.)

Description: Interior alterations to a one-storey retail building

Contractor: Reliance Construction

Size: 92,442 square feet

Value: $9,790,000

Hampton Inn

(2869 Gibford Dr.)

Description: Construct a six-storey hotel building

Contractor: Versatek Building Corp.

Size: 65,836 square feet

Value: $7,583,333

The Eddy

(1000 Wellington St. W.)

Description: Construct a six-storey mixed use building with underground parking

Contractor: Windmill Developments

Size: 51,718 square feet

Value: $7,025,702

Tamarack Development

(200 to 228 Chaperal Priv.)

Description: Construct a block of 15 three-storey rowhouse dwellings

Contractor: Tamarack Developments Corp.

Size: 24,189 square feet

Value: $2,600,387

Organizations: Minto Communities, Group Lepine, Vibe Hampton Inn

Geographic location: Minto, Lansdowne Park, Beechwood Avenue

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