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With Zibi and Cathedral Hill sitting on the edge of LeBreton Flats, you could imagine our excitement when the NCC announced it was taking proposals for this seemingly forgotten parcel of significant land. Situated along the river and near Chaudière Falls, this area has been without a community since 1960. Its redevelopment represents a unique opportunity to create a vibrant urban centre that will transform Ottawa.

On January 26 th and 27th 2016, the public was presented with two competitive proposals for the area; Illumination LeBreton and LeBreton Re-Imagined. The ambitious bids include museums, parks, plazas and notably, an NHL arena. Both have a focus on Canadian heritage, connectivity and boast various degrees of environmental conservation. Illumination, with its sustainability plan based on the One Planet framework, is set to create one of the largest and most sustainable eco-districts in North America, if not globally.

 

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(Photo caption) Illumination LeBreton rendering showing a snapshot of their proposed landscape.


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(Photo caption) Aerial view of the Science & Innovation Pavilion conceptualized by LeBreton Re-Imagined.

LeBreton Flats sits between Cathedral Hill, one of Windmill’s vibrant luxury residential offerings and Zibi, Windmill’s sustainably designed multi-use community set for occupancy in Fall 2017. This central area’s revival means sporting events, concerts and festivals right next door; access to the LRT and other public transit systems; an endless selection of local restaurants and retail; a short walk to museums, cultural centres, a library, and much more. All alongside the Ottawa River.

On a broader scale, increased activity means more jobs for our community and an inevitable rise in the value of nearby condos and townhomes. A recent study has shown that urban properties within 5 km of a stadium and within 500m of a light rail are proven to increase in price by approximately 40%.*. The increase is most dramatic in urban settings, particularly if combined with urban amenities and public space.

The LeBreton redevelopment will no doubt become one of Ottawa’s most cherished ‘hoods and yield great results for Cathedral Hill and Zibi residents, the community and the National Capital Region.

Have your say on the future of LeBreton Flats!

We invite you to consider both proposals and share your comments with the NCC: http://ncclebretonconsultationccnlebreton.environics.ca/

Great things are on the horizon for LeBreton Flats and we can’t wait to see it all come to life, right next door!

 

*Source: REIN (2015, October), The Impact of Stadium Construction on Real Estate Values.

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Ottawa, ON (oyetimes.com Friday, 19 December 2014 11:34 Written by Steph Willems)

Jeff Westeinde’s car glides silently to a stop in the shadow of his company’s newest condo development on the edge of downtown Ottawa.

In the final stages of construction, Windmill Developments’ energy-efficient Cathedral Hill condo tower boasts 130 environmentally-friendly units overlooking the Ottawa River from atop a lofty escarpment. The company claims to be Canada’s leading sustainable developer, and the building itself is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

But on this day, the company’s co-founder is more interested in his car – a Tesla Model S sedan he picked up just two days prior.

Powerful, svelte, and all-electric, the Model S sits at the forefront of a growing segment in the automotive landscape. Its range, approximately 450 km, speed 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, and the ability to carry five adults and two kids have made it the most capable and practical EV to date.

Over a thousand Model S sedans have found homes with Canadian buyers since its December, 2012 introduction.

“I lived in Vancouver for years – my buddies out there have had them for a couple of years, so I’ve driven one for a week at a time,” said Westeinde, who regularly travels between Windmill’s main office in Ottawa and its satellite location in Toronto.

“I didn’t get this sooner because currently you can’t make it to Toronto (on a charge), but they’ve got a Supercharger opening in Kingston in two weeks.”

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