Construction permits up 74.4%

Construction intentions in the month of April hit a five-year high in 2013, according to municipal records.

The total value of construction permits issued by the city was $200.61 million, up from $115.81 million a year earlier. That’s the highest figure in at least five years.

The number of issued permits declined to 694 from 807 in April 2012.

This month’s permits were related to construction of new retail at Lansdowne Park, a condominium project in Little Italy and a federal government office building.

The top permits by value were:

Lansdowne Park

(1015 Bank St.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct the superstructure and foundation only for a three-storey retail building

Value: $19,695,880


Mastercraft Starwood Soho Champagne condominium

(125 Hickory St.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct an 18-storey, 160-unit residential building with five levels of underground parking (Soho 1)

Value: $17,370,000


Claridge retirement home project

(200 Lockhart Ave.)

Contractor: Claridge Homes

Description: Construct an eight-storey retirement residence

Value: $13,000,000


Federal government office building

(90 Elgin St.)

Contractor: Ron Engineering and Construction

Description: Interior alterations on floors 11 to 17 and P3-P1 in a 17-storey office building

Value: $7,061,486


Hunt Club Flats by Claridge Homes

(3249 Conroy Rd.)

Contractor: Claridge Homes (Conroy Inc.)

Description: Construct a four-storey, 24-unit condominium building with underground parking

Value: $7,000,000


Carleton University

(1125 Colonel By Dr.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a three-storey addition on top of a portion of an existing five-storey building

Value: $3,821,400


307 De Niverville Priv.

Contractor: M Sullivan and Son Ltd.

Description: Construct a one-storey institutional building (30th Field Regiment)

Value: $3,355,460


2260 Walkley Rd.

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations on the first and second floors of a two-storey office building

Value: $3,172,881