Military Relocation

DND HQ Move Further Delayed

DND Move Delayed Ottawa

The Ottawa Citizen has reported that the move of the Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces to the old Nortel campus on Moodie Drive has fallen behind schedule and will now take several years to complete.

The plan was supposed to start last year, but DND spokesman Dan Le Bouthillier said to the Ottawa Citizen that the "effort is complex and will take several years to complete."

CLICK HERE for the full Ottawa Citizen article

This is just before Andrew Leslie, the Liberal candidate for Orleans, suggested during a campaign speech that he wants a new government complex built in the east end. CLICK HERE for the full Ottawa Citizen article. 

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Military - DND Move to Nortel Campus - Delayed!

DND Move Military Ottawa Housing Delayed

Originally, DND employees were supposed to start moving into the buildings at the old Nortel Campus, 3500 Carling Avenue site by the end of this year. Now that delay could be at least nine more months, pushing to the middle and end of 2016.

Reports and news articles claim it is due to a a structural analysis that was conducted in November that revealed the seriousness of the problems with the outside walls for the four buildings. All of the seals on the windows have failed, and the frames that support the glass are weak, according to the report.

Eventually, 8,500 military and civilian employees will move to the new location on Carling road, which is to be completed by 2020. Moving a large number of employees from across Ottawa, to west-Ottawa.

For those who are transferred into Ottawa, the move certainly comes into play when looking where to live. 

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Canadian Military Relocation Policy Changes!

Photo cred -  Jennifer Molleson

Photo cred - Jennifer Molleson

After a number of local high-profile news stories that showed same-city moves with very high expenses, a change has been announced for the Canadian Military Relocation Policy.

The federal government will no longer cover moving costs for retiring members who are relocating within a 40km radius. This change will align the IPR policy with those of the other federal departments and agencies. The Department of National Defence said they will make "compassionate exceptions for medical reasons and extenuating personal circumstances".

The policy was originally designed to allow soldiers and their families to expense on final move when they retire so they can choose where they will live. Having multiple family members in the Canadian military, I understand how difficult in can be to find the perfect house on a HHT (house hunting trip), especially if your spouse is unable to make the trip as well. 

If you have been posted to Ottawa, and are getting prepared for your house hunting trip, I would love to help. Click the button below to have me contact you directly.

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Written by Matt Richling.

Matt is a licensed salesperson at RE/MAX Metro City Realty in Ottawa, Canada. Matt loves helping sellers and buyers find the perfect home or condo that fits their lifestyle. Having helped numerous military families and with immediate family in the Canadian military, Matt understands what you need and what you are looking for when you are posted in or out of Ottawa.