Building permits up 10% in January

The value of construction intentions rose in Ottawa last month, due in large part to ongoing renovation to the Rideau Centre as well as plans for an east-end retirement residence.

The total value of the permits increased to $128,872,882 from $116,962,640 the year before.

There were 423 construction permits issued in January, a decrease from 507 during the same month a year earlier.

The top permits by value were:

Nordstrom – Rideau Centre

(50 Rideau St.)

Description: Tenant fit-up to a four-storey retail building (levels three and four), interior alterations to the first and second garage-level elevator lobbies, and second-level shipping and receiving area.

Contractor: Govan Brown & Associates Inc.

Size: 600,000 square feet

Value: $28,670,000

2305 Pagé Rd.

Description: Construct the superstructure

for a four-storey seniors’ complex.

Contractor: Pomerleau Inc.

Size: 145,178 square feet

Value: $22,959,937

Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport

(2400 Alert Rd.)

Description: Construct an eight-storey addition at the side of an eight-storey hotel.

Contractor: Bona Building & Management Co. Ltd.

Size: 107,445 square feet

Value: $15,875,249

KPMG - Performance Court office building

(150 Elgin St.)

Description: Tenant fit-up on the 15th through 18th floors of a 21-storey building.

Contractor: Contractor unknown

Size: 62,635 square feet

Value: $4,300,000

101-129 Chaperal Pvt.

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

Contractor: Tamarack Developments Corp.

Size: 24,189 square feet

Value: $2,601,857

Toys “R” Us

(3742 Innes Rd.)

Description: Tenant fit-up in a one-storey retail building

Contractor: Contractor unknown

Size: 44,935 square feet

Value: $1,669,785

88-96 Stockholm Pvt. and 116-124 Nutting Cres.

Description: Construct a three-storey block of 10 rowhouse dwellings

Contractor: Richcraft Homes Ltd.

Size: 10 different projects, each measuring 14,180 square feet

Value: $1,580,786

Epocal Corp.

(2060 Walkley Rd.)

Description: Interior alterations in a two-storey industrial building

Contractor: Contractor unknown

Size: 14,424 square feet

Value: $1,400,000

431-437 Sweetflag St.

Description: Construct a two-storey block of four rowhouse dwellings.

Contractor: Cardel Homes Ltd. Partnership Ottawa division

Size: 8,207 square feet

Value: $1,080,538