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LeBreton Flats Redevelopment

Development projects

Building LeBreton

The NCC is embarking on a process to create a renewed vision for a dynamic Capital destination and a complete community where people can live, work and play at LeBreton Flats. A Master Concept Plan for LeBreton Flats will be developed to guide development and will include:

  • signature public spaces and parks
  • mixed-use areas, including places for homes, employment, education and more
  • mobility networks and transportation infrastructure
  • spaces for possible major attractions

Having an overarching vision in the Master Concept Plan will enable the NCC to implement the plan in a strategically phased and coordinated manner, before moving to land transaction.

The NCC intends to seek municipal approval of the concept plan in 2020, with individual development applications requiring City approvals to follow.  

Public consultation on the master concept plan will be held in November 2019.

To learn more about the Building LeBreton project, visit the NCC’s website.

Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility

The joint facility will become a landmark destination built on the shared values of the partner institutions. The facility will deliver a rich customer experience through the Ottawa Public Library’s Central Library and Library and Archives Canada’s public services, exhibitions and events, which showcase Canada’s heritage. The joint programming and services will make this a truly unique offering in Canada. It will be a modern, world-class facility that will respond to rapidly developing technology, growing customer expectations and changing demographics.

The library’s location at 555 Albert Street, formerly 557 Wellington 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

Zibi

The Theia Partners 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 May 2019, the City of Ottawa approved the master site plan for the site. 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 phase, now under construction at 320 Miwate Private, includes a six-storey residential building and a pedestrian plaza. Two other individual phases are currently proposed, including an eight-storey office building at 125 Zaida Eddy Private and a six-storey office building at 6 Booth Street. Please visit ottawa.ca/devapps to learn more about these applications.

Visit the Zibi website for more information about the Zibi development.

900 Albert

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 23 storeys respectively, connected by a three storey podium. In total, approximately 1,241 residential units are proposed with 39,379 square metres of office space, 8161 square metres of retail space, and five 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.

The East Flats

Claridge Homes has established a development concept known as the East Flats for five high-rise mixed-use buildings ranging in height from 25 to 45 storeys. The concept includes those lands at 133 Booth Street, 301 Lett Street, and 324 Lett Street.

On July 11, 2018, Council approved Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments to permit the development concept including a range of land uses and approximately 1600 residential dwelling units, with a variety of unit types and a component of affordable housing.

The first phase of development will be the podium at 133 Booth Street, including a 30-storey tower near the corner of Booth Street and Fleet Street. The balance of the proposed development is subject to a holding symbol and will not permitted until certain criteria satisfied, such as traffic monitor from phase 1, and satisfying the site-specific policies for the lands.

In March 2018, Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment applications were submitted to the City for review. The concept includes a range of land uses with approximately 1950 residential dwelling units consisting of a variety of unit types and a component of affordable housing. The concept includes approximately 21,500 m2 of commercial space including a grocery store, restaurants, and other neighbourhood uses. A new park with pedestrian and cyclist connections to the future Pimisi LRT station is also proposed.

Please visit ottawa.ca/devapps - Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment - to view the submitted plans and studies that resulted in staff recommendation for approval, and subsequently Council approval. Review the July 11 Council link above for access to the staff report.

The next step of the process will include the Site Plan application for the first phase of development, and is subject to public consultation. More details to follow when this application is submitted.

Other projects in the LeBreton Flats area

History of LeBreton Flats

The neighbourhood of LeBreton Flats is located in downtown Ottawa, west of Bronson Avenue, east of the Trillium transit line, south of the Ottawa River and north of Albert Street.

Historically, LeBreton Flats was an industrial and working class neighborhood. In the early 1960s, the Government of Canada expropriated the lands to build an office campus and placed the lands in the custody of the National Capital Commission. For a number of reasons, the federal office campus was never built and LeBreton Flats remained vacant for decades.

The redevelopment of LeBreton Flats began with extensive decontamination of the soil and the construction of the Canadian War Museum in 2005. Soon after, new residents moved into the first new residential buildings in the area. Over the next two decades, many exciting projects in LeBreton Flats will help to transform the area into a thriving community again.

Please visit the National Capital Commission’s website to learn more about the history of LeBreton Flats. 

Contact us

Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Telephone: 3-1-1
Email: planning@ottawa.ca