Whatever direction the public wants to go with the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, the National Capital Commission will be a part of it.
The NCC announced yesterday that it plans to work collaboratively with the City of Ottawa on Design Lansdowne, a revamp of the 40-acre downtown facility.
“Collaborating with partners from the onset of projects like Lansdowne Park will help ensure that the best interests of residents and all Canadians are served,” said NCC CEO Marie Lemay.
John Moser, Ottawa’s director of Planning, Transit and the Environment, welcomed the NCC’s participation. “The NCC has an edge relationship because of the canal.”
While no plans have been announced, an open house held yesterday was the first opportunity for public input into the land’s best use.
“This is an opportunity that doesn’t come very often to the city,” said Moser. “We’re going to look at a 40-acre site at the centre of the city and we want the opportunity to hear about the best use of land.”
Discussions will be held on Jan. 29 and Feb. 26 at the park.