Canada Lands and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) are working together to find innovative ways to address underused federal sites such as 470 Tremblay Road. The site (formerly 530 Tremblay Road) is 10.7 hectares/26.4 acres and currently vacant. PSPC will retain ownership of 3.1 hectares/7.8 acres to build new office space and the remaining 7.3 hectares/18.6 acres will be sold to Canada Lands for development.
The property is located south of Highway 417 and the St. Laurent Shopping Centre, and across the highway from a new light rail transit station. As a result of Official Plan policies developed and approved in 2014, the property has been zoned to encourage transit-oriented development.
Following a public engagement process in 2019, a development plan was submitted to the City of Ottawa in 2020. Approval was received in June 2021. The development plan includes a mix of uses and amenities, municipal infrastructure needs associated with the Tremblay Road realignment, an upgraded sewer main, a stormwater management facility, the incorporation of open areas and landscaping and a new park. Canada Lands will be responsible for completing roads and site servicing as well as building the park. A contractor has been retained, but work has not yet commenced due to labour issues and pending municipal approvals.