The Ottawa Hospital’s new civic development master site plan has obtained approval from the National Capital Commission (NCC) in Canada.

The new Ottawa Hospital will be developed on a 20ha federal property, which is located near Dows Lake. The land is located within the boundaries owned by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

NCC noted that the master plan includes the hospital building, parking garage with a green roof that can be accessed by the public, a central utility plant, a research tower and mixed-use development along Carling Avenue.

The plan also includes a proposal to connect to the Dows Lake LRT station.

NCC approved the plan stating that the new hospital will have improved pedestrian, cycling as well as weather-protected connectivity to the Dows Lake LRT station.

The project must ensure minimal tree removal and also create a positive urban integration and compatibility with its surroundings.

The approval also requires that each phase of the new hospital integrate measures to make sure that 65% of the people will be able to arrive at the site through transit, or by walking or biking, by 2048.

NCC approved the master plan using its design principles and performance criteria during the evaluation process.

Once opened in 2028, the new health care facility is said to become one of the largest and most advanced hospitals in Canada.

In July 2019, Ontario Deputy Premier and Health Minister Christine Elliott announced an additional $6.85m (C$9m) investment for the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus redevelopment.

Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus provides primary and secondary hospital services for the local community.