Date and time
Thursday, January 19 2023 (online only)
10 am to 12:10 pm
(Subject to change without notice.)
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Documents and summaries
Proposal to rename the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway
The Board of Directors voted today to rename the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway on the basis of an indigenous naming and engagement exercise. .
Informed by the advice of the Advisory Committee on Toponymy (ACT), established in 2022, this renaming approach will be anchored in the perspective of honoring the profound significance of the river, shoreline and landscape to Indigenous peoples and to the community.
This decision aligns with the new NCC Toponymy Policy, specifically the principles of integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.
Lester B. Pearson Building Rehabilitation – Landscape and Illumination Plan
The Board of Directors approved the schematic design for landscaping and exterior building illumination for the Lester B. Pearson Building. This is the first phase of the architectural design process.
The design aims to
- highlight and reveal the building’s heritage architecture and landscape
- support site security and tenant’s needs
- reduce visual clutter
Public Services and Procurement Canada is managing the phased rehabilitation the Lester B. Pearson Building complex. This project will give Global Affairs Canada a cost effective, modern and efficient workspace. It will also set a national and international example of Canada’s commitment to heritage conservation and environmental sustainability.
45 Boulevard Sacré-Cœur – Site Master Plan and Redevelopment
The Board of Directors approved the revised redevelopment plan for the 45 Boulevard Sacré-Cœur site.
Many project details have changed since the NCC approved the proposal in October 2020. Based on these changes, Public Services and Procurement Canada has developed an updated Site Redevelopment Plan (2022) with near-term and long-term scenarios.
- relocation of the Energy Services Acquisition Program Central Heating and Cooling Plant
- replacement of an above-ground car park with an underground one
- a new underground material handling facility
- removal of the planned addition to the historic Central Heating and Cooling Plant
- delayed construction of two proposed 12-storey office towers
- a new fourth-floor mechanical penthouse on the roof of the National Printing Bureau building
Sussex Heritage Courtyards - Draft Schematic Design Approval
The Board of Directors approved the draft schematic design for the Sussex Courtyards. This is the first phase of the architectural design process.
The design includes a landscape architecture proposal focused on organizing the existing spaces and functions across all five courtyards.
The NCC is planning the rehabilitation of the Sussex Courtyards in the ByWard Market. This area features one of the Capital’s oldest neighbourhoods and several heritage buildings.
Building LeBreton Project Update
The Building LeBreton project keeps moving forward. The Board of Directors received updates on the next phase of development.
Major Events Centre Project
The proponent, Capital Sports Development Inc. (CSDI), continues to make good progress on its proposal. It is working to advance its designs for the site, including the NHL arena and events centre. The target date to enter into a lease agreement is fall 2023.
Flats Phase Development
The NCC has completed the evaluation of bids for the Flats Phase, for which the submissions deadline was October 5, 2022. The target date to enter into a lease agreement is late 2023.
Library Parcel Development
Dream LeBreton is making good progress on this project, located at 665 Albert Street. In October, Ottawa City Council approved the amendments needed to move the project forward. Dream LeBreton is currently going through the federal design approval process as well as the municipal site plan control process and expects construction to begin in 2023.
Master Concept Plan Implementation
The NCC is currently looking for a consultant to support the next stage of land use planning for the Master Concept Plan. The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2023.
- Board of Directors January 2023 - Public Meeting Agenda (108.912 KB)
- Board of Directors January 2023 - In Camera Agenda (101.606 KB)