Centrepointe

Centrepointe

Centrepointe is a neighbourhood in Ottawa, Canada and part of the former city of Nepean. The population of Centrepointe is between 4,000 and 4,500 people. It is a newer residential subdivision in the west/central part of Ottawa, developed from 1985 onwards, and is informally bounded by Baseline Road to the north, Woodroffe Avenue to the east, the CN railroad to the south, and the Briargreen subdivision to the west.

Previously farmland, it was purchased by CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation), which let the land lay fallow for many years. Most of the land was sold off to Ottawa's largest housing developer Minto Corporation, which built and sold off a wide range of homes from townhouses to large upscale houses.

Its major attraction is Ben Franklin Place, named for the former mayor of Nepean, which houses the Centrepointe Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, the locally renowned Centrepointe Theatre, and the former Nepean City Hall (now a satellite location for the City of Ottawa).

The Centrepointe Community Association was formed on February 4, 2006 to represent and advance the interests of neighbourhood residents. However, to date the Centrepointe Community Associate has not had an active profile in the community. A major issue confronting the Association is the City of Ottawa's proposed development of the Centrepointe Town Centre concept, which could add up to two million square feet of high density residential and commercial space to the area. Residential construction in Centrepointe continues. As of Autumn 2007, a former snowdump next to Centrepointe Park is being converted into approximately 260 townhouses, terrace homes and low-rise apartments.

Most high-school aged children attend Sir Robert Borden High School.

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