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NCC unveils new vision for LeBreton Flats

(Via NCC)

The National Capital Commission (NCC) continues to be committed to creating a dynamic, thriving, connected and sustainable new community and Capital destination at LeBreton Flats.

Following extensive outreach and engagement, including dozens of meetings with hundreds of stakeholders, and thousands of public suggestions and comments, the NCC released the Building LeBreton draft Master Concept Plan.

“The NCC is pleased to unveil the draft Master Concept Plan, which was shaped through meaningful consultations with the public and key stakeholders,” stated Tobi Nussbaum, NCC CEO. “This plan ensures that the NCC is ambitious in its approach, cohesive in its planning and focused on feasibility, as it works to create a new dynamic community and Capital destination, minutes from downtown.”

This draft Master Concept Plan offers a vision for an important site that will greatly contribute to the future of the national capital. It envisions a place that is pedestrian-friendly, surrounded by lively and active parks and plazas, including the dynamic Aqueduct District, the Ottawa riverfront and a large destination park. A future diverse residential community will be supported by retail and employment opportunities, capitalizing on direct access to two LRT stations.

Members of the public were invited to share their input on the draft Master Concept Plan at an interactive open house on November 21. Members of the public will also be able to complete our online survey until December 6, 2019.

Public input will help the NCC in creating a renewed concept plan that will ensure a cohesive vision for this new community. Comments will also help identify options to consider when implementing the project for the coming years, beginning in 2020.

Next Steps

  • Until December 2019: Public consultation on the draft Master Concept Plan
  • January 2020: NCC Board of Directors’ consideration of the recommended Master Concept Plan and launch of a call for development proposals for the Library District
  • Spring 2020: Development of and engagement on the phasing and implementation strategy
  • Summer 2020: Target for City of Ottawa consideration of an application to amend the Official Plan