Federal Surplus Lands Selected in Ottawa for Potential Residential Development
This image shows the intersection of Bank Street and Blais Road in south Ottawa. It is a vacant parcel and comprised of 10 acres (4.05 hectares) of land.
The AOO have identified a 10 acre property in south Ottawa as an additional AOO land selection. These lands were formerly owned by Transport Canada. This new land selection is a result of the ongoing efforts by the AOO to fulfil a commitment made by Canada in the AIP to identify additional Federal Crown Lands as part of the negotiations toward a Final Agreement.
This property is currently vacant and strategically located just west of the intersection of Bank Street and Blais Road in south Ottawa. These lands are located in close proximity to the emerging residential community known as Findlay Creek Village.
The AOO will also be working to develop a joint venture agreement with other partners to ensure the successful development of this proposed multi-million dollar residential project once the Final Agreement has been signed. This development will then provide substantial revenues as well as create jobs and training opportunities for the Algonquins. As owners of this property, the AOO will also play a major role in the planning of this proposed residential development, including parks and other features.
This real estate opportunity as well as other recent developments within the Ottawa area will serve as an economic engine for the Algonquins – to be added to our land inventory or alternatively used to finance other initiatives such as housing and social programs for Algonquin Communities.