Commercial construction projects worth $10 million were permitted by the City in the past month, a big jump for an area that has been lagging compared with last year.
While residential construction has been close to the same level as last year so far, the commercial side was experiencing a slowdown.
By late summer, it was at half of what it was a year ago at the same time — $39 million at the end of August compared with $73 million at the same time in 2012.
But September has seen some big boosts to the commercial tally, with permits issued for several major projects adding up to $9,733,000.
The biggest September commercial permits include:
* $1.2 million for site prep work for the new Royal Inland Hospital clinical services building.
* $1.68 million for site servicing at the Cityview Centre mall.
* $3.5 million for commercial alterations for the Chrysler dealership on the East Trans-Canada Highway.
* $650,000 for renovations to the interior of Scotiabank on Notre Dame Drive.
* $661,000 for installation of utilities for Molycop.
* $750,000 for renovations for the Atmosphere store in the old Sport Mart location.
* $585,000 for the Rockford Wok Bar and Grill Restaurant in the new Sandman Signature Hotel downtown.
* $707,000 for the Shark Club in the new Sandman Signature Hotel downtown.