Ottawa Construction News staff writer
The National Capital Commission (NCC) has invited four pre-qualified proponents out of five initial applications to propose plans for the future of LeBreton Flats, one of the largest and most significant development sites in the core of Canada’s Capital.
In an announcement, NCC said the finalists, who will each receive $75,000 to develop their concepts into full-scale plans, are:
In alphabetical order, they are as follows:
- Claridge Homes, which proposes indoor and outdoor concert facilities, cultural enterprises surrounded by green spaces, and residential and commercial developments;
- Devcore Group, proposing a concept with multiple cultural institutions developed around a grande allée, green spaces, and residential and commercial developments.
- Focus Equities, proposing to house the headquarters of an international organization, accompanied by cultural venues, green spaces, and residential and commercial developments.
- Rendez Vous LeBreton Group outlines a major event centre for sports and entertainment performances, complemented by green spaces, and residential and commercial developments. Although not named directly in the NCC release, this proposal relates to an Ottawa Senators initiative to relocate its arena to a central city location.
The deadline for submissions from the four finalists is Nov. 2015.
“These teams will compete to imagine a world-class destination for all Capital visitors and residents, an inspiring place that demonstrates design excellence and innovations,” the NCC announcement says. “The subject site for redevelopment is 9.3 hectares in the heart of the Capital, with option lands consisting of an additional 12.3 hectares.”
The NCC expects to announce the successful proponent in mid-2016.