Office de consultation publique de Montréal

Office de consultation publique de Montréal

May 26, 2009 10:43 ET

OCPM: More Than 70 Citizens Attended the Public Consultation on Planned Construction of 34-Storey Residential Building and Hotel at Mackay and Rene-Levesque

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 26, 2009) - More than 70 citizens attended the information evening of the Office de consultation publique on the planned construction of a residential building and hotel at the corner of Mackay and Rene-Levesque in the west end of the borough of Ville-Marie.

The project consists in planning the construction of a 34-storey residential building with 180 housing units, 230 underground parking spaces, and a basilaire of four to six storeys comprising a hotel and retail spaces. The complex will be erected on what is currently an outdoor parking lot, to the north of four Victorian buildings along Rene-Levesque Boulevard. Those four residences will be integrated into the complex and their facades restored. A building on Mackay Street will also be integrated to the project. The project covers the entire property running north of the existing buildings.

The project's implementation requires amendments to the Montreal Master Plan and the planning by-law of the borough of Ville-Marie, primarily in terms of height and density. As the draft by-law amending the zoning by-law of the borough of Ville-Marie was adopted pursuant to section 89, subparagraph 3 of the Charter of Ville de Montreal, it is not subject to approval by referendum.

The consultation allowed citizens and groups to ask questions about the project. Among others, the issues of economic impacts, heritage protection and sustainable development were raised.

The second part, the presentation of briefs, will be held on Tuesday, June 16, at 7:00 p.m. Those who want to table a brief are asked to register before June 11 at 514 872-8510 .The meeting will be held at the offices of the Office de consultation publique de Montreal, 1550 Metcalfe Street, 14th floor (Peel Metro).

All information pertaining to the consultation is available at: the OCPM offices; the Direction du greffe de la Ville de Montreal, 275 Notre-Dame Street East; and the Ville-Marie borough office, 888 de Maisonneuve Boulevard East, 5th floor. The documentation is also available on the Office Web site, www.ocpm.qc.ca. For information, please call 514 872-8510.

Contact Information

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