The National Capital Commission is taking a new approach to LeBreton Flats by offering up pieces of the 21-hectare property for development in stages, but says the do-over might not include an NHL arena.
“It’s not essential. It’s possible,” said Tobi Nussbaum, the NCC’s new chief executive. “We’re not conditioning the development of this project on an arena or a major event centre,” he added, during a teleconference Tuesday.
Development there could be timed to coincide with construction of the new central public library and tied in with the new Pimisi light rail station. Other districts discussed Tuesday include Pimisi North, Pimisi South, Inlet and Bayview East. See image below.
The NCC foresees putting that parcel up for proposals in November, with construction to begin by the spring of 2021. The announcement marks the latest attempt to develop the site, which has sat mostly vacant since the 1960s.
Image sources: http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/projects/lebreton-flats-redevelopment