Office de consultation publique de Montréal

Office de consultation publique de Montréal

February 16, 2009 07:00 ET

The OCPM Starts Two New Public Consultations This Week

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2009) - The Office de consultation publique de Montreal (OCPM) recalls that it will hold two public consultations in the coming days. A first one is on a project involving the redevelopment for residential purposes of the building formerly belonging to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, located at 1420 Mont-Royal Boulevard in Outremont. The building is currently owned by the Universite de Montreal, which has signed an agreement with Groupe Catania for the purchase of the building in order to convert it into a 123-unit co-ownership residential complex. The agreement is conditional on the adoption of by-laws required to carry out the project.

The building's chapel is to be preserved for private community purposes, and some of the site's architectural and landscaping elements would be reutilized. The area bordering on Mount Royal and the Saint-Jean-Baptiste woods would also be enhanced with new gardens, while preserving existing earthworks.

As the building is located within the boundaries of the historic and natural borough of Mont-Royal, certain provisions of the by-law are subject to approval by referendum.

An initial information evening will be held on Monday, February 16, 7:00 p.m., at the Centre communautaire intergenerationnel d'Outremont, 999 Mc Eachran Avenue. At this meeting, the developer and city representatives will present the real estate project, and citizens will be invited to ask any questions they like

A second consultation starts the day after February 17 on a project involving the redevelopment of the site located at 1500 Ottawa Street in the Sud-Ouest borough, for primarily residential purposes. The Canada Lands Company, owner of the site, would like to redevelop the old Canada Post property that once served as a mail sorting centre. The 9.6-ha. site is located between du Seminaire, William and Richmond Streets and the Lachine Canal. A total of 2000 units would be built, approximately 30% of which are earmarked for social or affordable housing. Nineteen hundred parking spaces are also planned for the basement.

An initial information evening will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m., in the basement of the Imani Family & Full Gospel Church, 540 Richmond Street. At this meeting, the developer and city representatives will present the real estate project, and citizens will be invited to ask any questions they like about the overall project as a whole. Two other evenings will be held on February 18 and 19, 7:00 p.m., at the same location, to examine more detailed aspects of the site's development. The theme of the discussions on February 18 will be ecological design of the urban environment, while the planning and development concept will be examined on February 19.

All information pertaining to the consultations is available for public perusal at the offices of the OCPM, at the Direction du Greffe de la Ville de Montreal, 275 Notre-Dame Street East, and at the Outremont borough office, 543 De la Cote Sainte-Catherine Road. The documentation is also available on the Office Web site at www.ocpm.qc.ca. For any information, please call 514 872-8510.

Contact Information

  • Office de consultation publique de Montreal
    Luc Doray
    514 872-3568
    Cell.: 514 977-8365