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

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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