The value of local construction permits was up $2 million, year-over-year, in January, according to municipal records.
The city issued 483 permits with a combined value of $203.2 million, compared to 466 permits with a total value of $182.9 million a year earlier.
Last month's numbers were driven in large part by two downtown office tower projects on Elgin Street. Other notable deals include a five-storey addition to the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre.
The top permits in January by value are:
(90 Elgin St.)
Contractor: Ron Engineering & Construction
Description: Construct a 17-storey commercial office building with three levels of underground parking (foundation only)
Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
(1750 Russell Rd.)
Description: Construct a five-storey addition to a two-storey institutional building
(234 Laurier Ave. W.)
Contractor: Daoust Construction
Description: Interior alterations in a 26-storey building
(150 Elgin St.)
Contractor: J2 Construction Management Inc.
Description: Construct a 21-storey commercial office building with two levels of mechanical penthouse (foundation only)
(3035 St. Joseph Blvd.)
Contractor: Traugott Building Contractors
Description: Construct a one-storey retail building
(100 Champagne Ave. S.)
Contractor: Domicile Developments Inc.
Description: Construct a 12-storey apartment building (foundation only)
Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus
(1053 Carling Ave.)
Description: Interior alterations on the first floor of an eight-storey institutional building
(713 Montreal Rd.)
Description: Exterior alterations for fuel remediation to a six-storey institutional building
2611 Queensview Dr.
Description: Interior alterations to the third and fourth floor in a four-storey office building