Update on the Tunney's Pasture redevelopment project
July 22, 2021
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and Canada Lands Company are partnering together for Tunney's Pasture redevelopment project as envisioned in the 2014 city-approved Tunney's Pasture Master Plan. This Master Plan remains the foundation for the redevelopment project as a whole, including front-end planning and design activities that support the completion of the Implementation Plan. The Implementation Plan will guide the future development phasing and land uses for the site. Tunney's Pasture will continue to be a key federal employment hub for the Government of Canada in the National Capital Area, in addition to providing new residential and green space opportunities that will offer a complete work-play-live community.
Canada Lands and PSPC are currently planning engagement activities to ensure that a variety of perspectives are heard during this next phase of the planning process. Topics for discussion will include public amenities, open spaces and residential uses. To start, a public information session is planned for fall 2021, which will allow those interested to obtain further information and learn about next steps.
In addition, engagement activities with Indigenous groups are ongoing to provide details of the redevelopment project and establish a relationship for ongoing discussions on potential participation opportunities. Canada Lands is also meeting with City and local elected officials to inform them about the project.
PSPC recently had a preliminary engagement with the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council representatives as they represent local communities who have a claim on this territory. We have planned additional engagements with them and we anticipate interest from the Algonquin Nation communities and other Indigenous organizations related to future participation opportunities throughout the duration of the Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment.
We anticipate including Indigenous Participation Plans (IPP) throughout the Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment. IPPs are developed through engagement with Indigenous community staff such as economic development officers. They could include potential contractual opportunities for Indigenous businesses based on discussions with the communities. This engagement/IPP development process is based on previous experiences across Canada as a means to help develop Indigenous businesses and their workforce. The IPPs may include, but are not limited to, input on site planning, disposal of federal property, economic development, capacity building, skills development, employment and commemoration.
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