Office de consultation publique de Montréal

Office de consultation publique de Montréal

August 28, 2009 08:00 ET

New OCPM Consultations on Development Projects on CN Shops Site in Pointe-Saint-Charles

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2009) - The Office de consultation publique de Montreal (OCPM) announces today that it will hold a consultation on redevelopment projects for the site of the old Canadian National (CN) Shops in Pointe Saint-Charles, in the Sud-Ouest borough.

In March 2009, the OCPM filed its report on a public consultation on the development of the old CN Shops site, conducted upstream of the projects currently proposed. More than 300 citizens expressed their opinions in the course of the participatory process aimed at establishing a master development plan for the site. This second public consultation on the subject will allow citizens to express their views on the development projects proposed by the developers for the site of the old CN Shops, and on related draft by-laws.

The development concept proposed by the developers involves three different types of occupancy. The northern portion of the site is slated for railway operations. The Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT) plans to use the space for transhipment activities and equipment maintenance. The central part would be reserved for industrial and commercial enterprises, while the southern part is earmarked for the construction of some 1000 housing units. At least 25% of the new units would consist of social and community housing. The project is also geared to the construction of affordable housing. Moreover, one building will be converted for commercial and community use.

The consultation will begin on Tuesday, September 15, with a general information evening. Another session, on the soil management program, site access and traffic, will be held the following evening, on September 16. The briefs will be presented beginning on Tuesday, October 6. All the meetings will start at 7:00 p.m., and will be held in the basement of Eglise Saint-Charles, at 2115 Centre Street. Citizens have until October 1 to register to file a brief.

All documentation on the project is available on the Office Web site, at www.ocpm.qc.a. Print versions are available for public perusal, during regular business hours, at the OCPM offices and the following locations:

- Le Sud-Ouest borough office

815 Belair Street

- RESO

1751 Richardson Street, Suite 6509

- Carrefour d'education populaire de Pointe Saint-Charles

2356 Centre Street

For additional information regarding the consultation, please call 514 872-8510.

Contact Information

  • Luc Doray
    514-872-3568
    Cell.: 514-977-8365