OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - February 14, 2014) - After 18 months of public engagement, Canada Lands Company is unveiling its draft preferred plan, an integral part of its Community Design Plan for the redevelopment of the former Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe, a 310-acre (125-hectare) site located close to Ottawa's urban core.
The presentation will take place on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at a public open house from 3 to 9 pm, at the Ottawa Conference and Events Centre (formerly the Hampton Inn Conference and Convention Centre) at 200 Coventry Road. Participants can drop-in to view the plan and hear a brief formal presentation at 4 pm; the presentation will be repeated again at 7 pm. This event's purpose it to gather final comments from the community on the vision for the site prior to it being submitted to the City of Ottawa for final approval.
"We are very pleased with the results of our extensive consultation process to date as we have worked hand in hand with the community, neighbours, business leaders and institutional and municipal agencies in an effort to bring everyone's thoughts to the table," said Robert Howald, Acting President and CEO of Canada Lands Company. "The result, we feel, is a well-balanced community-designed plan with nature and history in mind."
The event will feature what the public identified as important criteria in the making of this new community. It will highlight what Canada Lands Company heard in the last year and how these collected ideas were incorporated into the preferred plan.
The study team, under the direction of Don Schultz, Director of Real Estate, is hosting the public open house as a follow up to the ideas fair and workshops held, respectively, in November 2012 and May 2013.
Next steps regarding the redevelopment of the site will also be described at the open house. For more information about the project, please visit www.clcrockcliffe.ca or www.facebook.com/CLCRockcliffe.
About Canada Lands Company
Canada Lands Company is a federal Crown corporation that optimizes the financial and community value obtained from surplus strategic properties no longer required by the Government of Canada. The company is self-financing and implements innovative, sustainable property solutions to create strong and competitive communities wherever it operates.