LeBreton Flats: Partnership issues within RendezVous LeBreton Group
The NCC is negotiating with RendezVous LeBreton Group to transform the 21-hectare site just west of the Parliament Buildings along the historic Ottawa River. Negotiations are expected to continue for at least another year. Periodic updates will be provided at NCC public board meetings.
We’re pleased to announce that the NCC has reached a preliminary agreement with RendezVous LeBreton Group for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats. The agreement defines the main terms and conditions that will form part of a master development agreement governing the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats. The preliminary agreement was approved by the NCC Board during an in-camera meeting on January 24, 2018.
This announcement represents an important step forward for the future development of LeBreton flats. However, there are several hurdles to overcome in the months and years ahead. During this period, in collaboration with RendezVous LeBreton Group, the NCC will continue to consult with the Algonquin Nation regarding its participation in this redevelopment project.
In 2014, the NCC moved forward on its priority of revitalizing LeBreton Flats. In responding to the NCC’s call to the private sector for imaginative approaches, the Devcore Canderel DLS Group and the RendezVous LeBreton Group presented detailed proposals to the NCC in December of 2015.
As part of the evaluation process, the public provided extensive input through in-person and online public consultations.
Both teams passed the mandatory point-rated stage of the solicitation process, and RendezVous LeBreton Group scored highest. Following preliminary discussions, the NCC granted preferred proponent status to RendezVous LeBreton Group in November 2016, and the parties have since begun formal negotiations.
A total of 7,939 Canadians submitted written comments on the proposals, and more than 3,000 participated in the open house and live broadcast in January and February 2016. The evaluation committee benefited immensely from the extensive comments provided by the public and stakeholders in 2016.
Throughout the coming year, the NCC and RendezVous LeBreton Group will finalize a master development agreement, which will be presented to the NCC Board and, when approved, submitted to the federal government.
In the meantime, the NCC will continue to present status updates to the NCC Board, as RendezVous LeBreton Group seeks municipal approval. Citizens will also have further opportunities to engage in the process.
Learn more about RendezVous LeBreton’s proposal for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats.
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The NCC became custodian of LeBreton Flats in the early 1960s. This site, located just 1.5 kilometres west of the Capital’s Parliamentary Precinct and central business district, is steeped in Canada’s history.