City eyes baseball stadium, Tom Brown arena for development

By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, March 29, 2019

Tom Brown arena, the Bob MacQuarrie recreation complex in Orléans and the baseball stadium on Coventry Road could one day be redeveloped for affordable housing, according to a new city inventory of 20 sites that are within walking distance of future light rail stations.

"With the launch of LRT, we now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to locate a number of affordable housing projects on public lands near transit stations," said Mayor Jim Watson during his state of the city speech in January.

For the past year, a working group has been taking stock of publicly held lands within 600 metres of Stage 1 and Stage 2 light rail stations for future development of affordable housing units.

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