Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean announced on August 20 the federal government’s master plan for the redevelopment of Tunney’s Pasture neighbourhood of Ottawa.
The plan for this 49-hectare site, west of Mechanicsville and north of Hintonburg and
West Wellington Village in Ottawa, includes more than 600 new residential units
including a series of condo towers along Parkdale Avenue. The plan also calls for 30
new office buildings to be built on the site and a doubling of the number of public servant
workers in Tunney’s Pasture to more than 20,000.
The vision to create a transit-oriented community fits nicely with the City of Ottawa’s
intensification plans, as Tunney’s Pasture is the planned western end of Ottawa’s new
light rail line. As part of its “intensification policy”, the City of Ottawa has been
encouraging the building of larger condo towers in close proximity to transit and Tunney’s Pasture fits this plan perfectly.
Interested citizens should attend a public information session to be held Monday,
September 17 from 5-8 p.m. in the Jean Talon Building at 170 Tunney’s Pasture Driveway. Two different development options for the site will be presented for community feedback.
This post was written by John King Team