Ottawans and visitors alike are satisfied to date with the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats and the revitalization of Sparks Street, a National Capital Commission survey finds.
The results of the NCC’s LeBreton Flats and Sparks Street research project, which will be presented to the board of directors in January, showed that most of 1,100 people surveyed thought recent plans for development of the two prime city districts were on track.
Using on-site, in-person surveys, researchers sampled 561 Ottawa residents and visitors at LeBreton Flats and another 559 on Sparks Street.
Almost 90 per cent of those surveyed said they were either “extremely” or “generally” satisfied with the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats. Almost 90 per cent said they felt safe on the grounds and 76 per cent felt it was an appropriate setting for national events.
Ninety per cent of respondents on Sparks Street were positive about the revitalization and the retention of heritage buildings and almost 70 per cent had noticed new buildings and that the area had been cleaned up.
The project was designed to find out the role and significance of the capital and the extent to which the LeBreton Flats and Sparks Street Mall redevelopments contribute to the capital.