After two days of marathon meetings on the $419-million plan for Lansdowne 2.0, Ottawa city councillors are taking a week to review the slew of motions before the next round of debate.
More than 80 public delegations spoke at the joint meetings of the Planning and Housing Committee and the Finance and Corporate Services Committee on Thursday and Friday. The committee members have yet to vote on the plan to tear down the north side stands at TD Place Stadium, build a new 5,500-seat event centre, and construct at least two condo towers on the site in the Glebe.
Councillors presented dozens of motions that could alter the plan. Mayor Mark Sutcliffe said waiting until Nov. 10 would give councillors the ability to discuss all of the motions in full and debate each of them individually. Councillors may choose to adopt some, all or none of the motions. Some might also be changed from how they were originally presented.
Here is what the motions are proposing:
Social Procurement Framework
Moved by Coun. Laine Johnson
The motion calls on the city to develop a social procurement framework with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) and its contractors to increase supply chain diversity and increase opportunities for those experiencing economic disadvantage and within equity-deserving communities, including provide training, employment opportunities and procurement from local businesses in the construction and development phase of Lansdowne 2.0.
It also includes employment opportunities for traditionally underrepresented groups and a recommendation that the retail aspect of Lansdowne 2.0 include opportunities for social enterprise businesses and local small and medium enterprises.
Moved by Coun. Tim Tierney
This motion brings a third residential tower back into the Lansdowne 2.0 plan.
The original plan had