Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Project: Invitation to Participate
Canada Lands Company (CLC) and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) were very pleased to see the high degree of participation in our workshops of May 25 and 26, during which attendees provided input into the development of “community values” that will inform the redevelopment of Tunney’s Pasture.
And, we would also like to give members of the community another opportunity to have their questions answered during a virtual “Questions and Answers Coffee House” meeting that we will hold from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20. To register, please visit: https://engage.clc-sic.ca/tunney-s-pasture-vision-to-reality.
Canada Lands and PSPC are committed to meaningful engagement and we greatly appreciate your interest in this project. We strongly believe the community’s involvement will lead to a better outcome for the transformation of Tunney’s Pasture.
Additional message from Heather Pearl: for regular community updates on this project, please consider joining Neighbours for Tunney’s. Send your email request to NeighboursforTunneys@gmail.com
Following on from last year’s Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Survey…
In 2014, the National Capital Commission finalized and endorsed the Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan (TPMP). The Canada Lands Company (CLC) – a federal Crown corporation – is managing the transformation: https://www.clc-sic.ca/real-estate/tunneys-pasture. CLC is seeking your input to this project. Please see the invitation to register for next week’s workshop.
Registration open for workshops on the future of Tunney’s Pasture
Registration is now open for two virtual workshops to gather the public’s input on the transformation of Tunney’s Pasture from a single-use employment centre into a vibrant transit-oriented and sustainable mixed-use community that is integrated with surrounding neighbourhoods, while maintaining a strong federal presence.
Continue reading “Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Workshops – May 25, 26”
Just so you know what’s making that loud thump noise every few hours, and other sound effects, we received this message from Steph at councillor Jeff Leiper’s office…
With help from Yasir’s office, our message got through to the government team overseeing the construction at the heating/cooling plant at Tunney’s currently. We asked about the work, to be sure, and any ways to get a timeline/notifications on the work. Here’s the response we got:
“From now until the end of March 2022, the construction team will be conducting controlled blasts at the site on weekdays from 8:00 to 4:00 Monday to Thursday and from 8:00 to 1:00 on Fridays. There will be no more than one per hour. From time to time there may be hoe ramming done on site as well to break up rock.
Members of the public interested in learning more about the ESAP project or asking us a question by email should visit https://nationalcapitaldistrictenergy.ca. There is also a contact us page on the site which allows people to ask questions directly to the construction team.”
I would suggest those with concerns get directly in contact with them through that page. I suspect the major disruption is coming from the hoe-ramming, in addition to the blasting. I know our power is limited in a project like this, but I nonetheless wanted to pass on the information to you and neighbours as soon as we got it.
From: Mary Jarvis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 05:04:48 p.m. EST
Subject: Tunney’s Pasture transformation project website now live
Thank you and your fellow executives for joining us at our technical briefing on the Tunney’s Pasture transformation. We were pleased to connect with you and share an update on this important project for our city and your members.
As promised, I am pleased to share the link to our new website (www.participons.clc-sic.ca/pre-tunney-de-la-vision-a-la-realite www.engage.clc-sic.ca/tunney-s-pasture-vision-to-reality), which was created to engage with you and your community. On it, you will also find the full presentation we shared with you.
Continue reading “Tunney’s Pasture Development Update”
Subject: Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment: FYI for the Board and for posting on the CPCA website
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:19:45 -0400
From: Heather Pearl
On April 5, a short history of the Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment plans was posted on the CPCA website. All Champlain Park residents were invited to complete a Survey, developed by the Wellington Village Community Association (WVCA). The survey results are in, a web page has been created, the working group is growing and everyone is invited to participate. Here is a brief recap:
Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment plans have been in the works for some time. This massive federal government project has been developed under a cone of silence. Plans are now at an advanced stage, and have been done with no community consultation or input, nor the input or knowledge of city staff and elected officials. Whatever the outcome, this will have a major and direct effect on anyone who lives near Tunney’s Pasture, works at Tunney’s Pasture, or enjoys the river, roads and greenspaces in and around this large campus. The Wellington Village Community Association recently completed a survey of area residents regarding their knowledge and concerns related to the redevelopment, and are using this data to make a difference before it is too late. Step one is for all of us to push for the release of the detailed plans, and to push for the federal government to meet with local residents to ensure our input is taken into account, and taken seriously.
The community associations representing Wellington Village, Champlain Park, Hintonburg and Mechanicsville have formed Neighbours for Tunney’s to focus on these and other Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment-related issues. A preliminary web page has been launched (www.neighboursfortunneys.ca) and a mailing list has been created so that everyone can stay apprised of updates, and have continued input into the work your community associations are doing on your behalf. Even if you live outside of these four neighbourhoods, you can still sign up. You can join the mailing list by sending a request to email@example.com.
For more information, please read the Neighbours for Tunney’s News Release and the Backgrounder and visit the WVCA web page.
To access previous Tunney’s Pasture related posts on the CPCA web site, type “Tunney’s” into the box under Search our Posts to find Community Information on the web page.
Subject: Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment plans, history, update on current status and a survey
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 19:26:47 -0400
From: Heather Pearl
After years of silence, we may soon know more about the redevelopment proposals for Tunney’s Pasture. Here is some history:
- Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) presented a draft plan to local community associations and the West Wellington BIA in 2012.
- The CAs and BIA responded that the site needed to be redeveloped as much more than an attractive employment campus.
- Our MP, Paul Dewar held a public meeting, attended by a large number of residents from the adjacent communities, to discuss what the Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan (TPMP) needed to address.
- The resulting TPMP Community Report (attached) was posted on Paul’s website. In-house negotiations began, to which the CAs were not privy.
In 2013, PSPC held a public consultation to gather comments on their new, very different proposal, for a substantial mixed-use development, that responded to most of the issues raised in the TPMP Community Report.
- Jeff Leiper has regularly asked for updates, but has learned only that the 2014 TPMP is being, for the most part, followed. Recently, he heard that more information should be coming soon.
- The Wellington Village CA (WVCA) recently heard from PSPC that more information may be available by late spring.
- WV is inviting all interested residents of Champlain Park to respond to their survey questionnaire on the Tunney’s redevelopment plans. The survey can be found at https://forms.gle/mEWU8BTBj2Rg3oZ6A
Their intent is to:
- Gather preliminary information on awareness, concerns, and priorities associated with the coming redevelopment.
- Gather information for a mailing list of keenly interested residents.
- Take the first step in a series of steps as they attempt to obtain more information, and participate in public consultation.
Based on the survey responses, they hope to form a small working group amongst neighbouring CAs to keep the ball rolling.
Please consider completing the short survey and staying current as this issue matures. Whatever happens at Tunney’s Pasture has a direct impact on Champlain Park.
TPMP Community Report.pdf
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Subj: Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan – Public Information Session on Preferred Development Option
To: Champlain Park Community Association
Attn: Heather Pearl/ CoChair1
This is an invitation for you and members of your association to attend an upcoming public information session on the Tunney’s Pasture master plan. The purpose of this session is twofold: to present the preferred development option for the master plan and to receive public feedback. To be held as an open house format, members of the public can attend at a time convenient to them, as follows:
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.
Place: Conference Room, Jean Talon Building, 1st Floor, 170 Tunney’s Pasture Driveway, Ottawa
Newspaper ads will be published in the Citizen, Le Droit and Kitchissippi Times to inform the public of this event, but please feel free to extend this invitation to others through your community contacts. Free parking will be available after 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot situated between Parkdale Avenue and the Jean Talon Building.
Scott Manning, MCIP, RPP
Principal Portfolio Urban Planner/ Urbaniste principal du portefeuille
Development & Urban Planning/ Développement et urbanisme
Strategic Portfolio Planning/ Planification stratégique du portefeuille
NCA Portfolio Management/ Gestion du portefeuille de la RCN
Real Property Branch/ Direction générale des biens immobiliers
PWGSC / TPSGC