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Lansdowne Park

Advocacy Updates
 
`` Of the 16 formal appeals and objections to various aspects of the Lansdowne Partnership Plan, ours was the only successful one, `` says Heritage Ottawa President, Leslie Maitland. `` Unfortunately, City staff are recommending that Council ignore the CRB recommendation and proceed with the repeal of the designation by-law for the Horticulture Building so it can relocate the structure at a cost of $6 million of taxpayers’ money.``
 
 
...The influential Conservation Review Board has issued a formal Recommendation upholding Heritage Ottawa's poition that the City should not move the Horticulture Building in order to make way for parking and a multiplex cinema at Lansdowne Park...
 

 
...Heritage Ottawa will contest the City of Ottawa’s failure to protect the heritage-designated Horticulture Building in a hearing next week – a critical remaining challenge to redevelopment of Lansdowne Park after the City compromised on zoning and other issues raised by the local community...
 
 
...Our objection is based on the City’s rejection of a number of the heritage attributes which were identified when the property was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1994, the justification for the repeal of the by-law, the process by which this action was recommended and the potential threat to the building...
 
  
...It is now our contention that throughout this process, the City has acted in bad faith. They did not commission a heritage assessment of the site until after they had decided to relocated the Horticulture Building and ignore the Ontario Heritage Trust easement agreement on the Aberdeen Pavilion ...



Presentation by David B. Flemming, President of Heritage Ottawa to the OBHAC, Thurs., Nov. 4, 2010

...I therefore urge you not to recommend the action proposed in the staff report and to send to City Council a strong recommendation for the preservation of the Horticulture Building in situ as a vibrant component of a revitalized Lansdowne Park ...

City Zoning Proposal Flouts Heritage Commitment

... and Environment Committee will vote on a re-zoning of Lansdowne Park that violates policy protecting the historic Horticultural ... legislation. “Heritage Ottawa agrees that Lansdowne Park has been neglected for too long, and neglect is the enemy of ... “We have consistently supported the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park and many specific aspects of the plan. But Ottawa deserves ...

... you with respect to plans for the development of Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, plans which pose a threat to heritage resources at ... Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) to develop Lansdowne Park. There are two components to the development plan. One component ...

... plea to save it, restore it and leave it where it is in Lansdowne Park. Heritage Ottawa hosted more than 1000 visitors to the two centerpiece heritage buildings of Lansdowne Park during this year’s Doors Open Ottawa. Visitors were ...

... here Ottawa, May 27 2010 - It is the heritage of Lansdowne Park that is its value - historic, cultural and commercial. The City and OSEG, the developers, have prescribed a future Lansdowne that squanders that value to car parks, bad faith and damaged ...

... in its duty under the Ontario Heritage Act to protect Lansdowne Park's cultural heritage. Heritage Ottawa and others have pointed out ... Heritage Trust, the City has made it a requirement of the Lansdowne Park 'urban park' design competition to “relocate” the ...

... at the Horticulture Building and the Aberdeen Pavillion at Lansdowne Park for Doors Open Ottawa 2010. Please visit the City of ... the Horticulture Building and the Aberdeen Pavillion at Lansdowne Park. Continue reading for more information on these important

... Heritage Ottawa is pleased to have an opportunity to comment on the proposed development of Lansdowne Park and to make suggestions to the five finalists in the design competition. It is unfortunate that you cannot apply your design talents to the entire Park however we in Ottawa did not seem to have the foresight to develop a rational design process for this most important heritage site ...

... Heritage Ottawa believes that a rich future for Lansdowne Park will depend on preservation of its past, The history and tradition of one of Ottawa's most historic gathering places should be the centrepiece of dynamic development ...

... HERITAGE OTTAWA UPDATE #24 – November 13, 2009. For the past two days, City Council has been meeting as Committee of the Whole to receive delegations on the proposed Lansdowne Partnership Plan (LPP). Over the two days there were over 100 presenters speaking on this matter, including a Heritage Ottawa submission by Brigid  Janssen and myself...