Published on October 5, 2021
The National Capital Commission (NCC) today provided an update to the NCC Board of Directors on the implementation of the LeBreton Flats Master Concept Plan to create a dynamic and unique community in the heart of Ottawa.
Defining an Approach to Destination Use
The NCC is analyzing options and developing an approach to seek proposals for potential destination facilities at LeBreton Flats and attract at least one significant anchor in the arts, culture, sports, or recreation sectors. Two sites in the Master Concept Plan are identified as potential locations for a major event centre, or other destination uses. The first site is located on the north side of Albert Street between City Centre Avenue and Preston Street, and the second site is referred to as LeBreton Place, located in the heart of LeBreton Flats.
The process will enable the NCC to attract innovative and engaging proposals that support the overall Building LeBreton vision. Having committed to this step early in the implementation timeline ensures that ambitious destination uses can be well integrated into the overall community and that a solid business plan can be developed. We will update the public once we have determined our preferred approach, and will launch our process later this fall.
Evaluating Proposals for Library Parcel Development
The NCC is pleased to have received three detailed proposals from the shortlisted proponents. The NCC and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation are in the process of evaluating the proposals for the development of a mixed-used affordable development at the LeBreton Flats Library Parcel. The site is located at 665 Albert Street, at the east end of the Albert District, adjacent to Pimisi O-Train station and Ādisōke, the soon-to-be-built library. With a successful development proponent being announced in January 2022, the Library Parcel could be ready for construction as early as 2022.
Connecting to the Capital Pathway
Construction of a new pathway that will connect the Capital Pathway along the Ottawa River to the Pimisi and Bayview O-Train stations at LeBreton Flats is well under way, and expected to be completed later this fall. As part of a pilot project, a segment of the pathway connecting the Pimisi Station plaza to the Trillium Pathway and Bayview Station will be groomed as part of the SJAM Winter Trail.
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