Questions and AnswersLansdowne Partnership Plan closing
The new Lansdowne will be a magnificent citywide asset that will benefit and beenjoyed by all residents.
Questions and Answers:
Q: What’s new in this report? What’s changed?
A: The report indicates that all remaining site plan conditions, Council motions anddirections and appropriate due diligence have been met prior to close of the LansdownePartnership Plan (LPP).This report provides an update on the LPP that was originally approved by Council in2010, and the legal conditions required by both the Ottawa Sports and EntertainmentGroup (OSEG) and the City to finalize and legally close the agreement. The report alsoprovides an update on the construction and design timelines and activities for allelements of the Lansdowne project, the costs and the associated agreements.
Q: Is the project still on schedule?
A: Yes, while the start of construction was delayed, construction of the stadium is stillexpected to be complete in time for the 2014 CFL season and for the remainder of theredevelopment by mid-2015. This is possible due to the Council direction in May 2012to begin preparation work, including relocating soils to create a berm, moving theHorticulture Building and demolishing the Coliseum building.
Q: What is the current status of construction activities at Lansdowne?
A: The current work at Lansdowne is on schedule. The east corner of the parkinggarage, which will be the foundation of the relocated Horticulture Building, will becomplete in October 2012. The Horticulture Building is being prepared for its move 150metres east, which will occur in November 2012. The Coliseum Building has beendemolished, and site servicing work, including sewers, is proceeding and expected tobe complete in November 2012.
Q: Has the contractor for the next phase of construction been named?
A: Yes, Pomerleau was the successful proponent for the competitive tender process,initiated in July 2012, to build the stadium, parking garage and remaining site servicing(utilities, storm and sanitary sewer, etc.) as well as to provide overall site management.The tender was overseen by the City’s Chief Procurement Officer to confirm that itconformed to the City’s Purchasing By-law. A fairness commissioner was also appointedto oversee the procurement process to ensure it was open and transparent.Pending Council approval, Pomerleau will begin operations at the site in mid-October.
Q: What is the cost for the construction? What does this include?A:
After extensive negotiations with Pomerleau, a contract (conditional on approval byCity Council) was awarded with a fixed price for the stadium and a guaranteedmaximum price for the parking garage.
A conditional guaranteed maximum price
September 25, 2012 Questions and Answers