LeBreton Flats: Seeking Innovative Development Teams
The National Capital Commission (NCC) is marking an important milestone, as it launches the procurement process to develop a section of LeBreton Flats: the Library Parcel. This one-hectare site will be the first phase to be developed as part of the relaunched Building LeBreton project, which will create a signature destination and point of civic pride in the heart of Canada’s Capital.
LeBreton Flats is a remarkable area adjacent to Ottawa’s urban core and connected to its waterfront. Its potential is immense, and it has been waiting for the right time — and the right people — to restore the bustle and enterprise of its early days. The NCC recently outlined a bold, cohesive plan for the site in its 2020 LeBreton Flats Master Concept Plan.
The Library Parcel, located at 665 Albert Street, will be part of the Albert District of LeBreton Flats, a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood, and one of four distinct but connected districts that will define LeBreton Flats when the redevelopment of the entire 29-hectare site is realized.
This initiative also revolves around a partnership with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to provide development incentives through the National Housing Strategy’s Federal Lands Initiative. The successful proponent can obtain this prime, transit-oriented site at a significant discount by delivering a development that meets or exceeds social inclusivity, accessibility, and sustainability goals as outlined in the Federal Lands Initiative, including 30 percent of residential units built as affordable housing.
The Library Parcel offers exceptional opportunities for transit-oriented, mixed-use development adjacent to light rail transit. Make your mark in the heart of the Capital! Submit proposals by January 15, 2021: ncc-ccn.gc.ca/lebreton.
Significant public and economic benefits
The development of the overall Building LeBreton project will result in important economic and public benefits, as shown in the infographic below. These include creating parks and public spaces, providing affordable housing, ensuring sustainable development, and supporting transit use and active transportation.