Crown corporation says it hopes to sign a letter of intent with the preferred proponent in June, but wouldn't reveal if any of the pitches include plans for an NHL arena at the Flats.
Redeveloment of LeBreton
NCC is selling 1.1-hectare site between the Pimisi LRT station and the future main branch of the Ottawa Public Library to a group led by Toronto-based Dream for $30 million.
Blueprint would see 4,000 housing units and nearly a million square feet of retail and office space built over the next 35 years at LeBreton Flats, along with more than 30 acres of parks.
The announcement of the shortlisted developers will follow a review of preliminary proposals from applicants, who have until Feb. 8 to submit their vision for the land.
The Crown corporation says it will launch a request for qualifications to develop a two-and-half-acre site east of the Pimisi LRT station at the end of this month.
Crown corporation was scheduled to launch the development process for property at 665 Albert St. earlier this spring.
Whether it ends up bearing the name Re-Imagined or IllumiNATION, one thing is clear — a long overdue change is coming to LeBreton Flats.