The group of developers hoping to redesign Lansdowne Park is getting an extra month to work out a deal with the city.
City council has given the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group a 30-day extension to complete negotiations with city staff.
An update on the progress of the final report on the Lansdowne negotiations will be presented at the council meeting on July 8 with the final report to be tabled at the council meeting on August 26.
If approved, extensive public consultations will follow in September.
When city council votes to enter into negotiations with OSEG, it does so with a number of conditions including a 60-day window for reaching an agreement and creating a space that would increase recreational use by the community while developing traffic and transit solutions to manage existing parking challenges.
The new development also had to a match the scale and character of the surrounding
neighbourhood while retaining the Aberdeen Pavilion and Horticulture Building as heritage buildings.
The report on Lansdowne Park will cover numerous site renewal aspects including Frank Clair Stadium, the Civic Centre, trade and consumer space, and the Ottawa Farmers’ Market area.