Revised Lansdowne plans unveiled
Published Tuesday, February 7, 2012 12:20PM EST
The City of Ottawa released the latest design to revitalize Lansdowne Park at an unveiling Tuesday morning.
The new plan promises nearly 900 trees and three times the amount of green space than originally outlined in an earlier design.
Other design highlights include:
- 24,000-seat stadium (with space for an additional 16,000 temporary seats for large events)
- cinema building will have a curtain wall of glass (i.e. a view of the people inside)
- smaller shorter buildings along Holmwood Avenue
- urban village with nine commercial/retail buildings
- skating court with a playground
Ottawa's mayor Jim Watson announced the new integrated plan. He says the revitalization of Lansdowne Park will bring the city together. Supporters of the plan hope the new details will satisfy naysayers.
Friends of Lansdowne still have an official appeal before the Ontario Superior Court. The group hopes to stop the project and open up the design contract for competition.
The city hopes to have the project completed by July 2015.
With a report from CTV Ottawa's Catherine Lathem