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The Move Will Happen!

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 by Chris Scott

The move of DND to the Nortel campus has a green light.

The review is over and it has been formally announced that upwards of 9,000 Ottawa Military members will be moving their place of employment to the old Nortel Campus in Bells Corners.  The campus will, eventually, be renamed.

The first wave (approx. 3,300 people) will move in late 2015.  The entire move will take about 6 years.

For Bells Corners and west Ottawa – this is HUGE – the incoming numbers are more than were lost with the collapse of Nortel.

This consolidation will reduce DND’s current footprint from 40+ offices to 7 major locations in the National Capital Region – 3 in Ottawa (one west, one downtown and one east), and 4 in Gatineau.

Many military members will consider moving west from their current place of residence.  For those who don’t want to move, there will be a shuttle bus service between the 7 locations.

There are rarely a lot of homes for sale in Bells Corners so there will likely be a spike in home values – and perhaps the development of at least one condo tower, apartments or row homes.

Ottawa house hunting trips for military personal posted to Ottawa will now be potentially west-end focused. Areas like Kanata, Stittsville, and Bells Corners will see an uptick in activity for sure.

If you know your job will be one of those moving – and you want to consider moving to be closer to your place of work, now is the time to take action!  Give me a call if you’d like to chat about this.


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