Booth Street Bridge Connectivity Improvement
A design solution has been confirmed that will improve connectivity and cycling safety on Booth Street between Albert Street and the intersection of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.
This functional design solution, which features a mix of cycle tracks and bike lanes along Booth Street, will provide safe cycling connectivity within this important active transportation corridor to many current and future amenities in this area.
To view functional design renderings of the future Booth Street cycling solution, please visit ligneconfederationline.ca. To learn more about the status of the project, subscribe to the e-newsletter or submit your questions or comments online or via email at email@example.com.
The National Capital Commission (NCC) is looking to develop a 21-hectare site in LeBreton Flats, bound by Wellington Street to the north, Booth Street to the east, Albert Street to the south, and the O-Train Trillium Line to the west.
The NCC began the redevelopment process for the site in 2014. In December 2015, two proponents presented their development proposals to the evaluation committee. In November 2016, the evaluation committee chose RendezVous LeBreton Group’s (RLG) IllumiNATION LeBreton submission as the winning proposal.
The NCC and RLG are currently negotiating an agreement. When the agreement is complete, the NCC will submit it to the Government of Canada for approval. After the agreement is approved, RLG will submit development applications to the City for review.
To learn more about RendezVous LeBreton Group’s proposal, visit the NCC’s website.
Ottawa Central Library Project
Development of an inclusive, dynamic Central Library enabling creation and learning is a strategic priority for both Ottawa Public Library and the City of Ottawa. Following extensive planning and public consultation, the City of Ottawa will be building a new Ottawa Central Library to replace the Ottawa Public Library’s Main branch.
The Ottawa Central Library is being pursued as a joint facility with Library and Archives Canada (LAC), pending Government of Canada approval. The library’s location at 557 Wellington Street (corner of Albert Street and Commissioner Street) was selected through a site selection process and approved by City Council in February 2017. Council directed staff to undertake the necessary actions to assign 557 Wellington Street, a City-owned site, for the Ottawa Central Library.
The City of Ottawa’s Corporate Real Estate Office and the National Capital Commission submitted Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department for review. The applications show a mixed-use development concept at 557 and 584 Wellington Street and 550 Albert Street, including a library at 557 Wellington Street. Visit ottawa.ca/library to learn more about the applications and requested amendments.
Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corporation are redeveloping approximately 15 hectares of land formerly occupied by Domtar – a pulp and paper company – into a new mixed-use community. The development will be completed over a number of phases.
The Zibi development is located in both Ottawa and Gatineau on lands next to the Ottawa River just east of the Chaudière Falls. Zibi will be made up of seven districts, three of which will be in Ottawa on Chaudière and Albert Islands.
In October 2014, Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment applications in support of the development in Ottawa were approved by Council. In November 2016, the City of Ottawa draft approved the first stage of the master site plan for the site. When the City approves the second stage of the master site plan, it will include conditions for the development of the future phases. You can read parts one and two of the Domtar Lands Redevelopment Master Plan on ottawa.ca/devapps.
Over the next few years, the City of Ottawa will review detailed plans for each phase of the project through individual Site Plan Control applications. The first Site Plan Control application was submitted to the City in the fall of 2015 and is still under review. The proposal includes a six-storey mixed-use building and a pedestrian plaza within the Chaudière West District. Please visit ottawa.ca/devapps to learn more about this application.
Visit the Zibi website for more information about the Zibi development.
Trinity Developments and their partners are redeveloping a key site located at the intersection of Albert Street and Bayview Station. Trinity Station is located on the south side of Albert Street immediately south of the Lebreton Flats Development site.
Upon full build out, Trinity Station would consist of a mix residential, retail and commercial uses within three 55 storey residential towers, connected by a five storey podium that features retail uses and three storeys of above-grade parking. An additional three storeys of parking are envisioned below grade. In total, approximately 1,500 residential units are proposed with 20,000 square metres of non-residential floor area.
Applications for Official Plan and Zoning amendments and Site Plan Control are currently under consideration and expected to rise to Committee in Council in 2018.
Visit the Trinity Centre website for more information.