NCC extends deadline for LeBreton Flats proposals

The four groups competing for the contract to develop up to 21.6 hectares of land at LeBreton Flats will now have until Dec. 15 to submit their proposals, the National Capital Commission said Tuesday.

The original plan was to have the submissions in by November, but the NCC said the extension was granted “at the request of proponents.”

Claridge Homes, Devcore Group, Focus Equities and RendezVous Lebreton Group are all competing for the right to build on the land.

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The RendezVous Lebreton Group, with which Windmill Developments is a partner, is proposing a new home for the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, as well as residential, commercial and green space.

Claridge is proposing indoor and outdoor concert venues and cultural enterprises, again with green space and residential and commercial development.

Devcore Group is planning multiple cultural institutions “developed around a grande allée,” along with green space and residential and commercial development.

Focus Equities is proposing to house the headquarters of an international institution, accompanied by cultural venues and the ubiquitous green space and residential and commercial development.

A decision is expected by mid-2016.

The NCC board meeting also heard negotiations are continuing for the transfer of a small portion of federal land to Windmill for its $1.2-billion Zibi development at Chaudière Falls, and that all land transactions needed to complete the first phase of the LRT have been completed.

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