Canada Lands Company 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 Tunney’s Pasture site (121 acres/49 hectares) is bounded by the National Capital Commission (NCC) parkway and Ottawa River to the north, Parkdale Avenue to the east, Scott Street and Light Rail Transit to the south and the Champlain Park community to the west. There are 17 buildings on the federal government employment campus, serving various departments including Health Canada and Statistics Canada. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is responsible for the strategic management of Tunney’s Pasture.
In 2014, following a PSPC-led public engagement process, the National Capital Commission (NCC) approved the PSPC Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan (TPMP). The TPMP will guide the campus’ redevelopment into a sustainable, transit-oriented and mixed-use community and has been incorporated into the City of Ottawa Official Plan. An implementation plan to support the TPMP is currently being developed by PSPC and CLC.
The two organizations are working with stakeholders, local communities, Indigenous communities, the NCC and the City of Ottawa on the redevelopment strategy and planning approvals. Canada Lands will be responsible for the development of surplus land that will be transferred to it and PSPC will be responsible for the federal employment portion of the site.
Canada Lands Company anticipates launching a public engagement process in the fall of 2021.