NCC to roll out LeBreton Flats redevelopment in stages — with door open for an NHL arena

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By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen, March 7, 2019

The National Capital Commission is proceeding with the development of LeBreton Flats but is doing so in stages, starting with a three-acre site near the new main branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

As to a possible NHL arena on the 55-acre site, chief executive Tobi Nussbaum said: “That is a question to which we are very, very open.”

The NCC has broken the site into five large chunks instead of proceeding with a single vision for the area. The Crown corporation hopes to launch a request for proposal on the so-called “library site” in the spring of 2020, with a possible ground-breaking in 2021.

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