Office de consultation publique de Montréal

Office de consultation publique de Montréal

April 06, 2009 08:54 ET

Public Consultation Begins on Seville Block Rehabilitation in Western Downtown

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 6, 2009) - The Office de consultation publique de Montreal (OCPM) consultation process begins tomorrow on the redevelopment project for the Seville block in the western downtown area of the borough of Ville-Marie.

The project aims to redevelop the properties along the north side of Sainte-Catherine Street West, between Chomedey and Lambert-Closse Streets, including the old Seville theatre building. The plans call for the demolition of buildings and the construction of a student residence building. The site is currently occupied by three-storey buildings, all of which are now vacant. These buildings were constructed between the end of the 19th century and 1930. The old Seville theatre building is slated for heritage treatment.

The project planned for the site requires variances to the urban planning by-law of the borough of Ville-Marie and to the Montreal Master Plan in terms of density and height. The city council gave the Office the mandate to proceed with the consultation pursuant to section 89.5 of the Charter. A referendum register may be opened following the consultation. The "Residences Seville" project would include community, recreational and administrative spaces, in addition to 1155 rooms for students.

The first information session will be held on Tuesday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, representatives of both the City and the developer will present the project and required legislative amendments. Citizens may then ask any questions they like. The presentation of briefs will be held three weeks later, on Tuesday, April 28, also at 7:00 p.m. Both meetings will take place at the offices of the OCPM, 1550 Metcalfe Street, 14th Floor (Peel Metro).

All available information pertaining to the consultation may be obtained at the offices of the OCPM, 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 at For information, please call 514 872-8510.

Contact Information

  • Office de consultation publique de Montreal
    Luc Doray
    Cell: 514-977-8365