City requests Expressions of Interest for redevelopment of Lansdowne

Lansdowne 2.0 | Engage Ottawa

The City of Ottawa has posted a Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) as part of the Lansdowne 2.0 redevelopment proposal (Lansdowne Park Redevelopment Project) for ‘air rights’ development.

Lansdowne Park is a major Ottawa destination, with more than a century of history as a gathering place for residents and tourists alike. The site is comprised of greenspaces, play areas, public art, sporting and event venues, retail and restaurant space and restored heritage buildings.

Lansdowne 2.0 proposes a new event centre, north side stands and retail space at ground level with separate multi-level residential structures above it. To develop the space above the retail structure, a developer would need to first acquire the air rights for that space.

The City of Ottawa is seeking a real estate builder/developer who is interested in either leasing or purchasing the air rights adjacent to the new North Stands component of Lansdowne 2.0.

The REOI is now available through MERX until May 10, 2023.

The REOI is part of the City’s robust engagement strategy to ensure that the public gets the chance to voice their ideas, input, and perspectives on the redevelopment of Lansdowne 2.0. The consultation includes a series of online and in-person surveys, a newsletter, community and business consultation workshops and a number of pop-up engagement activities.

Following the conclusion of the REOI process, City staff will present the findings to City Council and provide recommendations on next steps in the process, which may include a Request for Offers for the air rights disposal.

Facts

  • Lansdowne currently includes 1,300 underground parking stalls, a 30,000 square metres of office space and 110,000 square metres of retail and commercial spaces.
  • Lansdowne hosts more than 200 events and receives more than 4 million visitors annually
  • Lansdowne is home to more than 50 businesses and is one of the City of Ottawa’s most recognizable landmarks. 

Quotes

“Lansdowne Park has a 175-year history as a gathering place in Ottawa, for local, regional, national and international sports and cultural events. This Expression of Interest is a unique opportunity to be part of a premiere live, play, and shop destination. This open, competitive and transparent selection process will help ensure Lansdowne 2.0 is a place Ottawa residents can be proud of.”

Mayor Mark Sutcliffe

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