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Some interesting development stats: intensification by the numbers

As I just posted this morning, one of the considerations we're asking the Ottawa Public Library Board to take into account in their deliberations about the potential to build a larger replacement for Rosemount is population growth. Kitchissippi is growing quickly through both infill and the big apartment/condo towers. Recently, I asked for the number of building permits issued in the past five years in our ward, broken down by type of housing. Below is some of the data that's come back. This data is for "net new" permits. That is, these are the number of units for which a building permit has been extended, subtracting the number of demolition permits that were extended in the same timeframe.

We'd need to finesse any use of this data. But, intuitively, I think it bears out what many of us are seeing in our neighbourhoods.

Posted September 7, 2016