NCC announces demands for western LRT – Metro 28 June 2013

The National Capital Commission’s board announced four conditions they want met before signing off on Ottawa City Hall’s western light rail extension plans Friday.

Note: In subsequent emails to Ottawa residents, the NCC only listed two conditions!

On Jul 5, 2013, Jean-François Trépanier – EXEC <exec> wrote:

Dear Ms. [name withheld]:

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion with the National Capital Commission (NCC) regarding the City of Ottawa’s preferred option for the Western Light Rail along the Sir John A. Macdonald corridor.

The NCC will continue to work with the City of Ottawa to find a solution that will meet two key conditions as adopted by the NCC’s Board on June 28, 2013:

  1. Unimpeded continuous access to the corridor lands and the shorelines of the Ottawa River; and
  2. that the project has minimal visual impact on the corridor landscape quality and its experience by users.

As the steward of these federal lands, the NCC has a responsibility to ensure that its interests are taken into account on behalf of all Canadians.

Yours sincerely,

Jean-François Trépanier, CPA, CA
Chief Executive Officer

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