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 approved the Project, the partnership with LAC, the funding and the implementation plan on June 13, 2018.
City Council approved the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications on July 11, 2018. The approvals showed a mixed-use development concept at 557 and 584 Wellington Street and 550 Albert Street, including a library at 557 Wellington Street. Additional information is available at Ottawa.ca/library.
As part of the design process, the Ottawa Central Library will continue to engage the public and will bring forward a Site Plan application as well as applications to the City’s Urban Design Review Panel and the NCC’s Federal Land Use Design and Transaction Approvals. For more information, please visit: ottawacentrallibrary.ca
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.
TIP Albert GP Inc. are redeveloping a key site located immediately south of Bayview Station at the intersection of the Confederation Line and Trillium Line. Trinity Station is located on the south side of Albert Street, south of the Lebreton Flats Development site.
Upon full build out, Trinity Station will consist of a mix residential, office, and retail uses within three towers proposed to be 65, 56 and 27 storeys respectively, connected by a three storey podium. In total, approximately 1,241 residential units are proposed with 366,000 square feet of office space, 113,000 square feet of retail space, and six levels of underground parking.
Applications for an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment were considered by Council on July 10, 2018 and approved. A related application for Site Plan Control is currently under consideration.
Visit the Trinity Centre website for more information.