Planning has stepped up concerning a mammoth project in the southwest part of Ottawa worth hundreds of millions of dollars, industry sources say.

A consortium of at least three parties is proposing to construct a densely built small city that would stretch from the Manotick area, through Rideau and Goulbourn and up near West Carleton and Kanata. It could encompass at least 4,000 acres and would have a town centre. If approved, it would be one of the largest developments in Ottawa history.

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