2012 construction permits surpass previous years

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The number of construction permits issued in December was the lowest for the month since 2008, but helped bring overall activity in the sector in 2012 to its highest level in at least four years, according to municipal records.

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With 387 construction permits issued for a total value of $133.3 million last month, 2012’s year-end total permit value was $2.05 billion, a 13 per cent increase from 2011’s total of $1.8 billion.

Helping to tip the scales was a permit valued at $48.3 million for PCL Constructors Canada Inc. to build the superstructure of a five-storey parking garage at Bayshore Shopping Centre. The city also issued a second permit, valued at $9.65 million, for PCL to build a three-storey addition onto the east end of the mall.

Claridge Homes was granted a $20-million permit to construct its 28-storey Plaza 4 apartment building on Besserer Street.

Most of last month’s top valued construction permits were part of large housing developments, such as Valecraft Homes Ltd.’s block of stacked rowhouses on Unity Street in Old Ottawa. The 12 permits were valued at $1.3 million each.

 

The top permits in December by value are:

Bayshore Shopping Centre

(100 Bayshore Dr.)

Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Description: Construct part of a five-storey parking garage superstructure at the north side of a three-storey retail building

Value: $48,275,000

 

Plaza 4

(195 Besserer St.)

Contractor: Claridge Homes Kanata Inc.

Description: Construct a 28-storey apartment building

Value: $20,000,000

 

Bayshore Shopping Centre

(100 Bayshore Dr.)

Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Description: Construct a three-storey addition at the east end of a three-storey retail building

Value: $9,650,000

 

3091 Strandherd Dr.

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

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

Value: $1,553,440

 

3101 Strandherd Dr.

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

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

Value: $1,427,787

 

460-482 Unity St.

Contractor: Valecraft Homes Ltd.

Description: Construct a block of 12-unit stacked rowhouses without garages

Value: 12 permits valued at $1,287,615 each

 

10-20 Streambank St., 599-609 Meadowcreek Cir.

Contractor: Mattamy Development Corp.

Description: Construct a block of 12 two-storey back-to-back rowhouses

Value: 12 permits valued at $1,169,667

 

187-197 Par-la-ville Cir., 311-321 Menorca Dr.

Contractor: Mattamy (Fairwinds North) Ltd.

Description: Construct a block of 12 two-storey back-to-back rowhouses with attached garages

Value: 12 permits valued at $1,149,000

 

177-185 Par-la-ville Cir., 301-309 Menorca Dr.

Contractor: Mattamy (Fairwinds North) Ltd.

Description: Construct a block of 10, three-storey rowhouses with attached garages

Value: 20 permits valued at $1,022,333

 

Plaza 234

(234 Laurier Ave. W.)

Contractor: Daoust Construction

Description: Interior alterations on the first and second floor of a 26-storey office building

Value: $1,000,000

 

140 Den Haag Dr.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct an eight-storey residential building (excavation and foundation only)

Value: $1,000,000

Organizations: PCL Constructors, Bayshore Shopping Centre

Geographic location: Canada, Unity Street, Ottawa Fairwinds North

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