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Published on June 6, 2010 10:52 AM by dbo.
The Ottawa Citizen outlines ten hurdles the Lansdowne Park revitalization process must overcome to become reality. They are a deal with the city, pass peer reviews, survive heritage challenges, receive a recommendation from the urban park jury and design review panel, have the financial deal pass auditor and council inspection, zoning changes, attract tenants to the retail component, not be affected by a changing economy, limit cost overruns and prevent either side from utilizing a bail-out clause before construction begins.
While it appears most are still optimistic about the process being concluded by what they’ve seen so far, it appears even after a June 28th decision, there will be many more dates the project will need to pass. The project may go through with modifications, but I expect all of the bureaucracy will delay construction and ultimately the fielding of a team to the 2014 season.