Public consultation on LeBreton Flats redevelopment to take place in January 2016

LeBreton Flats
LeBreton Flats

Canada’s Capital Region—The National Capital Commission (NCC) will hold a public consultation on the proposals for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats on January 26 and 27, 2016. LeBreton Flats represents one of the most significant urban development opportunities in Canada’s Capital.

In September 2014, the NCC initiated a competitive process to select a proponent to develop this unique site in the western shadow of the Parliamentary Precinct, to make it a signature destination for visitors to Canada’s Capital and a point of civic pride for Capital residents. Four proponents—Claridge Homes, Devcore Group, Focus Equities and Rendez Vous LeBreton Group—were invited to develop proposals following the request for qualification stage. The deadline for submission of the proposals is December 15, 2015.

“The redevelopment of LeBreton Flats will transform the Capital by creating a new dynamic neighbourhood and a world-class destination of national significance,” said Dr. Mark Kristmanson, Chief Executive Officer of the NCC. “The input provided by the public on the competitive proposals will be invaluable to the evaluation committee in its deliberation.”

Consultation format

On January 26 and 27, 2016, the public is invited to presentations and an open house at the Canadian War Museum to hear from the proponents about the details of their proposals. Exhibition rooms will showcase each proposal and allow the public to speak with proponents and ask questions. Comment sheets will be available for the public to provide input to the NCC and proponents on different aspects of the proposals.

The presentations will be webcast and live-streamed on Periscope to allow for Canadians across the country to view and comment on the proposals.

An online consultation will be held from January 26 to February 8, 2016.

A report summarizing the input provided by the public will be prepared and submitted to the evaluation committee for consideration in its assessment of the proposals.

Subject matter experts to support evaluation committee

In addition to the invaluable input from the public, the evaluation committee will also benefit from the technical advice of subject matter experts on specific areas of each proposal. Three subject matter experts—one from the NCC, one from the City of Ottawa, and one from the private sector or academia—will provide technical expertise to complement the expertise of the evaluation committee.

An independent third-party fairness monitor is also in place to observe the entire process.

Please visit ncc-ccn.gc.ca/LeBreton for more information about the project and the public exhibition.

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Mario Tremblay

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Strategic Communications Advisor
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