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The quartet of developers proposing to redevelop Lansdowne Park should be subject to a competitive process here, said Capital Ward Coun. Clive Doucet.

The quartet of developers proposing to redevelop Lansdowne Park should be subject to a competitive process here, said Capital Ward Coun. Clive Doucet.

Next month, city staff will report on the Lansdowne Live proposal put forward last October by Shenkman Group chairman Bill Shenkman, Minto chairman and CEO Roger Greenberg, Trinity Development Group president John Ruddy and Ottawa 67’s owner Jeff Hunt.

The proposal included a hotel, commercial space and amphitheatre and a redesigned sports stadium that would host a new football franchise.

Doucet is attempting to rally support to restart an international design competition for Lansdowne Park that was initiated in 2007, and then suspended in May.

“It is inconceivable to me that we would put a world heritage site out to four developers for a shopping centre,” said Doucet. “We should not be deciding the fate of Lansdowne Park based on 10 football games a year.”

 
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