Bringing the vision for Tunney’s Pasture to reality - Project recap and status

December 14, 2021

Thank you for visiting our site and taking an interest in this project! We look forward to sharing information on our progress and to hearing your thoughts as we refine our plans.

But first, a quick project recap and update.

Since the Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan was approved in 2014, PSPC has completed a number of studies, as well as detailed analyses of the site including heritage, requirements for federal office needs, changes in the real estate market, open and green spaces, sustainability, accessibility, transit-connectivity and many other factors that make up a dynamic, thriving community. PSPC has also been busy planning for future accommodation needs and preparing the site for the implementation of the Master Plan with the demolition of three buildings.

In 2019, PSPC partnered with Canada Lands to deliver the vision of Tunney’s Pasture as a federal employment centre integrated within a mixed-use, sustainable, transit-oriented community. By 2020, the team was prepared to present the plans for the Master Plan’s implementation. Then everything changed.

The pandemic has required the team to take a step back to review how to deliver on the vision outlined in the Master Plan. For example, the Government is currently assessing its federal office and accommodation needs and the evolving post-COVID work environment to support its high-performing public service. This work is ongoing.

In addition to the pandemic’s realities, the team is also considering other recent developments, such as the Government of Canada’s Greening Government Strategy, Reconciliation, and the City of Ottawa’s new Official Plan and Scott Street Secondary Plan.

Once the team has refined its assumptions and incorporated these new realities into its project plans, including the timelines for the various phases of development, we will come back to the community to share this information and to gather further input on specific aspects of the development such as public and green spaces, residential components and amenities on parcels that are surplus to government needs.

We invite you to sign up for updates and to stay tuned to this site for up-to-date information!

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