The NCC is transforming LeBreton Flats into a place of national and civic pride. The Master Concept Plan offers a cohesive and multi-decade vision for this redevelopment project. It guides its transformation into a new Capital destination and complete urban community where anyone can live, work and play.
The plan was approved in April 2021. It is currently used in the development of this 29-hectare site.
The latest news
Master Concept Plan Implementation
We are currently looking for a consultant to support the next stage of land use planning for the plan. The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2023.
Preston Official Plan Amendment
We have applied to remove the Preston Street extension from the City of Ottawa’s Official Plan. This change would fully reflect the Master Concept Plan, which envisions a pedestrian and cycling bridge in the Preston corridor.
You may review the application and supporting studies, and submit your comments to the City of Ottawa.
About the Master Concept Plan
The plan is based on public feedback and builds on the 2020 preliminary Master Concept Plan. It envisions a place that is pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly, surrounded by lively and active parks and plazas, including the dynamic Aqueduct District, the Ottawa riverfront and a large destination park. A diverse residential community will be supported by retail and employment opportunities, capitalizing on direct access to two O-Train stations.
Master Concept Plan Strategies
Parks and the public realm will be the heart of what will make LeBreton Flats unique. Water forms the spine of the Parks and Public Realm Strategy, connecting LeBreton Flats from east to west through its heart at the Aqueduct District. All public realm considerations at LeBreton Flats will contribute in some way to celebrating and connecting people to the Ottawa River and Nepean Inlet, as well as the historic waterworks complex.
The Master Concept Plan celebrates human-powered mobility throughout its design, incorporating woonerf-style shared-street designs on all internal roads. By intentionally building LeBreton as a universally accessible, transit-oriented, active-mode-priority neighbourhood, the community’s design enables a fully urban lifestyle that provides for the daily needs of residents without requiring automobile travel.
LeBreton Flats will be a thriving hub with diverse housing options, offices, shops, restaurants, services and cultural offerings. The land uses proposed throughout LeBreton Flats help cultivate a dynamic, mixed-use community, while remaining flexible to adapt to changing needs and opportunities.
In the future, an Algonquin Nation Partnership Strategy will be added to the Master Concept Plan, in consultation and collaboration with Algonquin partners.
The Master Concept Plan “Achieving the Vision” section includes almost 30 implementation targets that form the core of the NCC’s commitment to the creation of public benefits. Progress toward achieving the targets will be reported to the NCC’s board of directors on an annual basis.
The LeBreton Flats Master Concept Plan was informed by feedback from two public consultations.
- June/July 2019: Guiding Principles and Big Ideas
- November/December 2019: Draft Master Concept Plan
Ongoing input on the Master Concept Plan and the implementation of the Building LeBreton project is provided by the Public Advisory Group.
- LeBreton Flats Master Concept Plan (38.945 MB)
- Board of Directors Submission (for decision) - Building LeBreton (April 2021) (1.339 MB)
- Board of Directors Submission (for decision) - Building LeBreton (January 2020) (13.968 MB)
- Public Consultation Report - Building LeBreton (November 2019) (1.566 MB)
- Public Consultation Panels - Building LeBreton (November 2019) (48.28 MB)