Following up on Lazy Bay Commons: Trees Not Embassies, Heather writes:
A key gain is that The NCC’s parkland commitments have risen from a low of 9.2% of the site in their initial proposal, to 17.9% in their amended proposal, to the current 24.3%. Among other agreed-upon conditions are some that will limit the amount of outdoor surface parking. A perfect ending would have been for the entire site to be retained as part of the Ottawa River linear park, but, at least as far as we know, only one embassy currently has any interest in taking out a long term lease on NCC land at Lazy Bay Commons. Most of the site should remain greenspace until or unless others show interest.
Mechanicsville’s Press Release: https://bigtreeskitch.wixsite.com/trees/single-post/settlement-announced-on-lazy-bay-commons
CBC article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/embassy-row-mechanicsville-deal-approved-1.6786880