Ottawa’s $234.9 June building permit activity indicates healthy rebound continues

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STAFF WRITER
The Ottawa Construction News

Year to date and June building permit activity indicates a continuing recovery from the decline last year.

Total permits issued in June reached $234.9 million, compared to $219.4 million in June 2015. This is still significantly lower than the June 2014 recorded permits at $273.8 million.

The total for the first half of this year is $1,168.7 million compared to $920.6 million through June 2015; a 26.9 per cent increase.

The largest permit in June at $36,760,606, was issued to Boma Building and Management Co. Ltd. to construct an eight-storey Fairfield Inn & Suites near the airport at 135 Thad Johnson Pvt.

Other significant June permits include:

• $16,558,673: A new Costco warehouse at 4315 Strandherd Dr. (Barrhaven);

• $6,767,100: Interior alterations on the fourth floor of the Elisabeth Bruyere Residence at 75 Bruyere St.;

• $4,521,629: Construction of a threestorey, 35-unit apartment building at 948 Hunt Club Rd. (General contractor is VIP Construction);

• $3,333,029: Construction of a fourstorey, 16-unit apartment building at 340 Tribeca Pvt. (Valecraft).

There is also a $2,616,000 permit to construct the National Holocaust Monument at 85 Booth St., and a $2,421,197 permit (issued to PCL Constructors Canada Inc.) for a visitor welcome centre on Parliament Hill between the west and centre blocks.

You can view a complete list of the June building permits at www.ottawaconstructionnews. com or http://goo.gl/FK2MLy.

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