Canada Lands is working with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to find innovative ways to address underused federal sites such as the Tunney’s Pasture campus.
The site is 49 hectares/121 acres and is bounded by the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to the north, Parkdale Avenue to the east, Scott Street to the south and the Champlain Park community to the west. There are nearly 20 buildings on the campus, which include offices of Health Canada, National Resources Canada and the Department of National Defence.
In 2014, the National Capital Commission finalized and endorsed the Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan (TPMP) for incorporation into the City of Ottawa’s Official Plan, following a public engagement process led by PSPC. The TPMP will guide the campus’ redevelopment into a sustainable, transit-oriented and mixed-use community.
The two organizations are working with the City of Ottawa to secure planning approvals and implement infrastructure upgrades for this site. Canada Lands will be responsible for the development of the surplus land identified and PSPC will be responsible for its federal footprint.
Registration is now open for two virtual workshops on May 25 and 26 to gather the public’s input on the transformation of Tunney’s Pasture. At these virtual workshops, participants will be asked to help Canada Lands and PSPC develop a set of community values that reflect the community’s vision for this mixed-use development, and current views on things such as climate change, affordable housing, and community building in a post-pandemic Ottawa. These values will complement the guiding principles already included in the Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan.
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