Thursday, October 02, 2008

NCC buys three more acres in Gatineau Park

The National Capital Commission has agreed to buy an additional three acres of private property within Gatineau Park as part of its plan to buy up to $385 million worth of land to prevent further development inside the federal park.

On Monday, the NCC announced its board of directors had approved the purchase of a two-acre lot on Lac-la-Peche Road and a one acre lot on Kingsmere Road.

Terms of the purchase were not released.

"The acquisition of these vacant lands supports our objective to acquire privately owned properties in Gatineau Park that, based on the Gatineau Park Master Plan and the NCC's budget envelope, are priorities for acquisition," said NCC chief executive Marie Lemay in a statement.

The NCC is currently developing an updated inventory of the 1,400 acres of privately owned land within the park boundaries.


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