A world-class, sustainable, mixed-use neighbourhood in the heart of the Nation’s Capital

On behalf of Windmill Development, Fotenn was an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team that developed “The Isles: Domtar Lands Redevelopment Master Plan”. Specifically, this involved 37 acres of land at the Chaudière and Albert Islands within Ottawa and Gatineau, designated to become a sustainable community allocated under the One Planet Living program.

Together with the City of Ottawa and the Algonquins of Ontario, Fotenn is currently also preparing a Heritage Interpretive Plan (HIP) for the Zibi lands in Ontario and Quebec. Our work involved the development of a comprehensive plan which not only captured the spirit and intent of the agreed-upon terms, but also recognized the importance of the First Nations history of the lands.

In addition to being a key partner in the development of the Master Plan and Heritage Interpretive Plan, Fotenn continues to lead all municipal planning approvals in both Ottawa and Gatineau. The aesthetic elements for this high-profile redevelopment are essential as it is on the Ottawa River within view of Parliament Hill. The redevelopment will integrate existing heritage resources and restore public access to the waterfront, while emphasizing sustainable and multi-modal transportation.

In addition to repurposed heritage industrial buildings, the comprehensive development will also include employment, commercial and both residential and institutional uses connected by internal storm water features, an integrated street network, cycling and water front corridors and woonerfs (vehicle streets with pedestrian priority).

Note – All visualizations prepared by Norm Li.