WHEREAS for the Barrhaven Civic Complex implementation, the City of Ottawa is receiving $27.87 million from the Government of Canada and Province of Ontario through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, Community, Culture and Recreation Stream (ICIP-CCR), which has a deadline for completion by March 31, 2027;
WHEREAS City staff are preparing to enter negotiations to acquire property for the Civic Complex, and as part of the bundled land package, property is also being sought for the future Barrhaven LRT corridor in the vicinity of the Civic Complex, a 250-space Park-and-Ride Lot (Barrhaven Centre), and a bus turnaround junction with the future LRT near Chapman Mills Drive;
WHEREAS the property negotiations for the Park-and-Ride Lot will pose challenges which can compromise the City’s ability to meet the grant funding timelines of 2027 to build the Civic Complex;
WHEREAS the existing park-and-ride lots at Strandherd, Fallowfield and Nepean Woods have a combined 2,400 spaces which should be adequate to serve Barrhaven residents until the future Southwest Transitway Extension is in service; and
WHEREAS the Council-approved Southwest Transitway Extension (Cambrian Road to Barnsdale Road), includes a future park-and-ride lot at Kilbirnie Drive, with nearly 400 spaces, to serve residents in Barrhaven South and beyond;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff are directed to remove the Barrhaven Centre Park-and-Ride Lot from city plans and cease negotiations for its land requirements; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that property negotiations continue for the remaining elements of the bundled land package.