Construction permits down 29.4%

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.

Value: $17,119,018


Tribeca Condominium

(40 Nepean St.)

Contractor: Claridge Homes (Metcalfe Tower 2)

Description: Construct the superstructure of 28-storey residential building.

Value: $14,000,000


Ecole Maurice-Pointe

(17 Bridgestone Dr.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: One-storey addition to front of school and a two-storey addition to the rear.

Value: $9,100,000


Hideaway Condos at Central

(340 McLeod Ave.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Excavation, shoring and foundation for a nine-storey apartment building with a two-level underground garage.

Value: $3,090,000


Rideau Centre expansion

126 Rideau St.

Contractor: PCL

Description: Full demolition of a historical five-storey retail building.

Value: $2,700,000


Kenson Towers

(235 Somerset St. W.)

Contractor: Taggart Corp.

Description: Exterior alterations of a 12-storey apartment building.

Value: $2,275,000


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.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Interior alterations of a two-storey retail building.

Value: $1,500,000


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.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Tenant fit up on the ground floor of a 22-storey office building

Value: $987,000


240-262 Shanley Priv.

Contractor: Monarch Corp.

Description: Construct a dozen two-storey rowhouses without garages.

Value: 12 permits valued at $903,140 each