City moves on park plans

It’s time to move the Lansdowne Park redevelopment forward, Ottawa council decided Wednesday.

Council agreed to advance $12.6 million from the project budget to relocate the Horticulture Building, demolish the Coliseum building and clean contaminated soil. The city can work on those areas, despite waiting for a decision by the Friends of Lansdowne on whether the community group will ask the Supreme Court to hear its legal challenge to stop the redevelopment project. The city’s capital budget for the renovation of Frank Clair Stadium and construction of the parking garage is $129.3 million.

The city’s budget for the urban park is $37.5 million.

The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group is paying for the retail, condo and office buildings which will be constructed under the redevelopment plan. Also included in the plan are the return of the CFL to Frank Clair Stadium and a professional soccer franchise. Both franchises are contingent on the stadium project being completed.

Source: Ottawa Sun

   
 
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