Mayor Watson wants city to have a greater say on LeBreton redevelopment

By CFRA News, April 12, 2017

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson wants the city of Ottawa to have a louder voice when it comes to the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats.

At the beginning of Wednesday's city council meeting Watson announced his intention to launch formal negotiations with RendezVous LeBreton Group and the National Capital Commission over the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats. Watson has tasked staff with preparing a report about the risks and benefits of such a partnership and will ask councillors on FEDCO to review the findings in the near future.

"This development has the potential to be a tremendous City-building opportunity. We need to be at the table to ensure that the public areas within the LeBreton Flats redevelopment are distinctive, but also developed in a manner that is consistent with the City’s urban design and accessibility standards," the Mayor said.

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