Ottawa permits decline in September to $257 million from $481 million same month in 2014


Biggest new project: 485 Terminal Ave.   

Ottawa Construction News staff writer

The City of Ottawa has reported 800 building permits in September, with a value of $257,244.232.  This is a significant decline from the $481,612, 635 in permits recorded for September, 2014, and reflects a continuing decline in the overall year-to-year construction permit volumes.

Overall, year to date (January to September), the totals are $1.61 billion in issued permits, compared to $2.1 billion last year.

The largest projects receiving building permits in September included:

405 Terminal Ave. – $29,625,575

Nine-storey office building with two levels of underground parking.

This is a commercial office building in the Ottawa Train Yards mixed use development, with a gross area of 15,500 sq. m., designed by David S McRobie Architects of Ottawa, who also designed the adjacent building at 395 Terminal Ave.

50 Rideau St. – $20 million

Tenant fit-up on the third and fourth floor of Rideau Centre

Contractor: Construction Albert Jean Ltee.

10 Rosemount Ave. and 1130 Wellington St. W. – $32 million

Two six-storey mixed use buildings

Contractor: Tamarack (Westboro) Corporation

425 Terry Fox Dr. – $10,592,752

Kanata North Public School

1200 Blair Rd. – $9,083,746

Construct a two storey rapid transit station (Confederation Line – Blair OLRT station) integrated with existing OC Transpo bus station.\

Contractor: ORLT Constructors

2525 River Mist Rd. – $8,744,388

Construct a one storey elementary school (Half Moon Bay Catholic School)

1300 St. Laurent Blvd – $8,099,734

Construct a two storey rapid transit station (alterations to an existing underground OC Transpo bus station for conversion to OLRT station (Confederation Line – St. Laurent OLRT station)

Contractor: ORLT Constructors

3065 Palladium Dr. – $7,280,756

Construct a one storey retail building (Kanata Town West Centre – Cabela’s Canada)

Contractor: Bird Construction


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