Construction permits plunge 20%

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The value of new construction projects approved in November dropped by 20.1 per cent year-over-year, with the number of permits falling to the lowest level for that month since at least 2009, according to municipal records.

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The city issued 696 permits last month – down seven per cent from November 2011 – with a total value of $205 million.

One chart-topper adding significantly to that value was a $70.3-million permit for PCL Constructors to build the 21-storey Performance Court office tower at the corner of Elgin and Gloucester streets.

The remaining permits were significantly lower, with the next most valuable construction project coming in at $8.3 million to fit up a one-storey retail store for Target’s impending arrival in the

Place d’Orleans Shopping Centre.

Mattamy Homes received approval for 48 permits to construct blocks of 12 two-storey row houses in West Carleton, valued at either $1.15 million or $1.12 million each.

A total of 37 permits approved for office buildings made up the lion’s share of November’s total value, at $81.3 million.

Excluding Mattamy Homes’ residential project, the top permits in November by value are:

 

Performance Court

(150 Elgin St.)

Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Description: Construct a 21-storey office building

Value: $70,336,653

 

Target

(110 Place d’Orleans Dr.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Tenant fit-up on the first floor of a two-storey retail building

Value: $8,300,000

 

FedEx

(985-995 Moodie Dr.)

Contractor: Warlyn Construction Ltd.

Description: Construct a one-storey industrial building

Value: Two permits valued at $6,000,000 each

 

Soeurs de la Visitation d’Ottawa Monastery

(114 Richmond Rd.)

Contractor: Ashcroft Homes

Description: Construct a nine-storey mixed-use building (foundation and basement only)

Value: $3,399,375

 

130 Terence Matthews Cres.

Contractor: Pegasus Development Corp.

Description: Construct a two-storey office building

Value: $3,050,055

 

200-230 Titanium Pvt.

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

Description: Construct a four-storey, 17-unit apartment building with attached 10-vehicle garage (foundation and basement only)

Value: Three permits valued at $2,762,210 each

 

120 Terence Matthews Cres.

Contractor: Pegasus Development Corp.

Description: Construct a two-storey office building

Value: $2,372,265

 

20-46 Meach Pvt.

Contractor: Demarco Construction

Description: Construct a block of 14 three-storey stacked rowhouses

Value: 14 permits valued at $2,250,000 each

 

Canadian Tire

(4792 Bank St.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey retail building

Value: $2,000,000

 

Farm Boy

(665 Industrial Ave.)

Contractor: VCL Construction

Description: Construct a one-storey retail building

Value: $1,890,167

 

GoodLife Fitness Canada

(100 Michael Cowpland Dr.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a two-storey assembly building

Value: $1,850,130

 

Les 3 Brasseurs

(565 Kanata Ave.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a two-storey retail building

Value: $1,800,000

 

5373 Fernbank Rd.

Contractor: Laurin & Co.

Description: Construct a one-storey retail building (shell only)

Value: $1,430,000

 

500 Palladium Dr.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations on the first and second floor of a three-storey mixed-use building

Value: $1,430,000

 

The Lord Mountbatten

(1375 Prince of Wales Dr.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Exterior repairs to a parking garage

Value: $1,200,000

 

Lincoln Heights Ford

(1377 Richmond Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey addition at the rear and interior alterations on all floors of a two-storey retail building

Value: $1,000,000

 

532 Bridgeport Ave.

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

Description: Construct a two-storey detached dwelling with attached garage (model home)

Value: $1,000,000

Organizations: PCL Constructors, Mattamy Homes

Geographic location: Richmond, West Carleton, Ottawa

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