Ottawa records $2.65 billion in building permits in 2017, a slight increase from 2016

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Ottawa Construction News staff writer

Ottawa reported almost $2.7 billion in building permits last year, a modest 3.04 per cent increase from 2016 – but at these numbers the “modest” in fact translates to an increase of $79.3 million.

In hard numbers, the data shows $2,685,832,483.20 in permits last year. The largest category, single family homes, saw 3,968 permits worth $870.1 million, for a total of 2,132 new units. There were 296 permits valued at $424.3 million for 2,084 apartment units.

In the ICI space, the city issued 539 permits for office projects, worth $326.95 million and institutional projects recorded $262.5 million from 289 permits.

December’s building permits at $103.4 million were a slight decline from $107.9 million in December, 2016.

Notable December projects include:

73 Leiken Dr. — Ron Eastern Construction Ltd. — $5,092,180

The “foundation only” permit is to construct an addition to the four-storey national RCMP headquarters, which moved to the site only a few years ago.

344 Slater St. — Minto Properties Inc. — $3,718,400

The work is for tenant fit-ups on the fifth, sixth, seventh, and 18th floors of the 18-storey office building.

394 W. Hunt Club Rd. — $3,111,853

The contractor is “not known” for this project, constructing a two-storey car dealership (Myers Infiniti).

155 Queen St. — PCL Constructors Canada Ltd. — $2.500,000

The work is described as a “tenant fit up on the first floor of an office building.”

Click here for overall 2017 building permit data     https://goo.gl/ZuENco

Click here for December 2017 building permit data            https://goo.gl/x9ftHW

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