City seeks citizens’ ideas for Lansdowne urban park – Metro US

City seeks citizens’ ideas for Lansdowne urban park

The City of Ottawa, the National Capital Commission and Parks Canada are working together to collect the public’s comments for the Lansdowne urban park design competition.

An online comment form available at ottawa.ca/lansdownepartnership asks residents to provide responses to three questions including: What would you, your family and friends like to do in a new urban park at Lansdowne?

What elements or features do you think the new urban park should include?

And, do you have other comments that could help the designers come up with a plan that would make this urban park a unique and special place within the city?

The comments, along with feedback received during the city’s fall consultations on the Lansdowne Partnership Plan, will be provided to the three to five design firms selected in February to design the urban park.

The firms will prepare innovative design concepts for the new open space and a jury, with representatives from the NCC, the Parks Canada agency, the city and a design advisory panel, will select the successful design.

“We will ensure that the firms selected to design this park have a clear understanding of what the public wants to see there,” said Mayor Larry O’Brien.

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