By Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed, May 14, 2023
“The $330 million plan to “revitalize” Lansdowne isn’t new. But the community association’s model shows it in a light — or shadow — that architectural renderings provided by the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group don’t.”
...Meanwhile, the city’s public consultation process has been woeful. A 15-question Overall Concept Survey, for example, part of city staff being “directed to engage in a robust public engagement program on the Lansdowne concept plan,” doesn’t actually ask the public what they think of the plan, instead asking such things as how often they visit Lansdowne, how they get there, their postal code and age, and how they heard about the revitalization plan.