Construction intentions in Ottawa dipped sharply in February, with residential projects accounting for a large proportion of activity in the sector.
A total of 420 construction permits were issued by the city last month for a total of $105.05 million. That’s down 29.41 per cent compared to the $148.81 million worth of permits issued in February 2012, which was the highest level in at least four years.
The top permits by value were:
244 Lyon St. N.
Contractor: Paul Daoust Construction and Associates
Description: Build the concrete foundation for a 17-storey, 240-unit apartment complex.
(40 Nepean St.)
Contractor: Claridge Homes (Metcalfe Tower 2)
Description: Construct the superstructure of 28-storey residential building.
(17 Bridgestone Dr.)
Description: One-storey addition to front of school and a two-storey addition to the rear.
Hideaway Condos at Central
(340 McLeod Ave.)
Description: Excavation, shoring and foundation for a nine-storey apartment building with a two-level underground garage.
Rideau Centre expansion
126 Rideau St.
Description: Full demolition of a historical five-storey retail building.
(235 Somerset St. W.)
Contractor: Taggart Corp.
Description: Exterior alterations of a 12-storey apartment building.
160, 170, 180 Guelph Priv.
Contractor: Legacy Foxwood Kanata
Description: Construction of three three-storey residential buildings, totaling 36 apartment units.
Value: Three permits valued at $1,586,600 each
Gloucester Centre Mall
(1980 Ogilvie Rd.)
Description: Interior alterations of a two-storey retail building.
303-310 Kingbrook Dr.
Contractor: Urbandale Construction
Description: Construction of 36, two-storey townhomes over six blocks.
Value: Six permits valued at $1,082,434 each
Place de Ville Tower B
(112 Kent St.)
Description: Tenant fit up on the ground floor of a 22-storey office building
240-262 Shanley Priv.
Contractor: Monarch Corp.
Description: Construct a dozen two-storey rowhouses without garages.
Value: 12 permits valued at $903,140 each