Published on April 22, 2021
The National Capital Commission (NCC) today announced the three proponents who will be invited to develop detailed proposals to build a mixed-use development at the LeBreton Flats Library Parcel in Ottawa. The NCC also released its final LeBreton Flats Master Concept Plan, which is complete with three new strategies.
Of five proposals submitted in early February and evaluated in accordance with the criteria outlined in the NCC’s request for qualifications, three shortlisted proponents will be invited to participate in the second stage of the procurement process, the request for proposals (RFP) in May 2021.
In alphabetical order, they are as follows.
- Dream LeBreton is a partnership between Dream Asset Management Corporation and Dream Impact Master LP. The Dream LeBreton design team is led by KPMB Architects and Perkins & Will, supported by Two Row Architect and Purpose Building, with PFS Studio as the landscape architect, EllisDon as the construction manager and Innovation Seven as the Indigenous engagement consultant.
- One Planet Living LeBreton is a partnership between the Windmill Development Group, Ltd. (Windmill), Epic Investment Services (Epic) and Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC), supported by Diamond Schmidt Architects, DTAH Landscape Architects and Ledcor Projects Eastern.
- Team Central is a consortium led by Trinity Development Group, along with their local partners Hobin Architecture as design lead, Morley Hoppner as construction manager, Ottawa Community Housing as owner and operator of affordable housing, and the Good Companions as the owner and operator of seniors’ services.
Following the RFP evaluation process, the NCC expects to announce the successful proponent in January 2022.
Final Master Concept Plan
The NCC’s Board of Directors today approved the LeBreton Flats Master Concept Plan. Informed by international best practices and feedback from more than 5,000 Canadians and stakeholders, the Master Concept Plan sets the framework for how this dynamic new community and Capital destination will emerge at LeBreton Flats over the coming years.
The Master Concept Plan details how the four unique districts (Aqueduct District, Flats District, Albert District and Park District) will work together to make LeBreton Flats a thriving cultural hub and diverse community, grounded in a sense of history and place.
In addition to the initial strategies in the preliminary Master Concept Plan approved by the Board of Directors in January 2020 (parks and public realm, mobility and land use), the final Master Concept Plan adds three new strategies.
- Culture and Heritage Strategy recognizes the deep history of LeBreton Flats, including the Indigenous presence and the industrial heritage of the area, while establishing a new Capital destination that represents the cultural richness of Canada in all its diversity.
- Housing and Affordability Strategy commits that 25 percent of the housing units in LeBreton Flats will be affordable, by offering liveability and diverse housing options in partnership with public- and private-sector partners.
- Sustainability Strategy demonstrates climate leadership through innovative community design by putting LeBreton Flats on a path to becoming one of Canada’s most sustainable, zero-carbon communities.
This exceptional 1.1-hectare site is located at 665 Albert Street, on the western edge of Ottawa’s downtown core, adjacent to Pimisi O-Train Station and the soon-to-be-built joint federal–municipal public library and archives. The Library Parcel is within close walking distance of destinations such as the Canadian War Museum and the Capital Pathway along the shores of the Ottawa River.
The NCC and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) are working in partnership to support the development of a minimum of 180 affordable housing units at the Library Parcel. The site will be developed with affordable and accessible housing in a net-zero development through the Federal Lands Initiative (FLI) under the National Housing Strategy.
The FLI partnership will ensure that at least 30 percent of the minimum 600 residential units built at the Library Parcel will be kept affordable at below 80 percent of median market rent for a period of at least 25 years.
Please visit ncc-ccn.gc.ca/lebreton for the full Master Concept Plan and more information.
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