Mayor Watson scheduled to meet with Melynyk, Ruddy at city hall

Ottawa mayor, Jim Watson, left, looks on as Ottawa Senators’ owner, Eugen Melnyk, speaks during a press conference to announce a major community fundraising milestone for the Ottawa Senators Foundation at Canadian Tire Centre Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

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Mayor Jim Watson will meet with two of the main players in the LeBreton Flats redevelopment on Friday.

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and Trinity executive chairman John Ruddy are scheduled to be at city hall in the morning.

The Senators and Trinity are the major partners in RendezVous LeBreton Group, which has the negotiating rights with the National Capital Commission to redevelop the Flats.

RendezVous wants to build an NHL arena, Sensplex, residential towers and other amenities.

The city is in talks with RendezVous over the municipal requirements for the project, such as roads, parks and public transit.

Meanwhile, RendezVous and the NCC still have to sign a master development agreement before shovels can go in the ground.

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Author: Jon Willing