In October 2017, Ottawa Police presented plans for the South Campus Master Plan, which will be located at 55 Lodge Road, on the west side of the Rideau River south of Strandherd Drive. This new police station will serve the south end and ultimately replace the current locations at Greenbank and Leitrim. With the growth the City has seen in the south, a campus for police to be able to deploy from will be beneficial.
Phase 1 of this facility is scheduled to be completed in 2021, with construction starting in late 2019. The funding for phase 1 and the architecture group was approved at the Ottawa Police Services Board on March 27th, 2018. The site plan approval process will take place later this year. Phase 2 is expected to be completed just a few years later in 2023.
The Ottawa Police Communications Centre will be moving from Elgin Street to this location, as will all of their tactical resources. There will be a public consultation in Spring 2018, in order to allow residents to see the proposed plans and provide their feedback. This presentation will help us identify and address any community concerns as we move forward with the consultation process, which is required as part of the site plan approval.
I will keep residents informed on a date for the public consultation and any other information as it becomes available.