Committee swayed by LRT impact in $18M stormwater pond decision
Ottawa Citizen

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, June 20, 2017

LRT officials scrambled to an environment committee meeting on Tuesday as councillors poked holes in a controversial plan to build an $18-million stormwater pond that will serve the future Baseline station at Algonquin College.

Seeing that colleagues could throw the city’s Stage 2 plans out of whack, council’s transportation chairman Keith Egli summoned LRT managers to the meeting to underscore the importance of building the pond as part of the city’s largest-ever infrastructure project.

Opponents of the pond, which is to be built on a National Capital Commission green space northeast of Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue, couldn’t believe what they were watching in the city hall committee room.