CLC Launches Planning Process for the Redevelopment of Former Canada Post Site in Montréal



    MONTREAL, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Canada Lands Company CLC Limited (CLC) has begun
work on the master plan for the redevelopment of the former Canada Post site,
at 1500 Ottawa Street, in the Sud-Ouest Borough. This process is part of
Montréal's New Harbourfront development strategy, announced last April by the
government of Canada.
    The committee mandated to follow up on the planning process, which is
composed of representatives from the community, the Borough, the City of
Montréal and CLC (see the list of committee members at
www.montrealsnewharbourfront.ca), held its first meeting on December 11. The
planning process will include various initiatives involving local community
groups and citizens, including visioning for the redevelopment, theme
workshops and open door sessions to present proposed development concepts.
    Over the winter months, studies will be carried out to better define the
development program, especially regarding housing, commercial space, services,
tourism, cultural and recreation activities, as well as commemorating the
site's legacy. The process should lead to the submission of a master plan to
the Sud-Ouest Borough by fall 2008.
    "We are very enthusiastic to have launched the planning process," said
Basil Cavis, General Manager, Real Estate for Québec, CLC. "We feel that
cooperating with all stakeholders is the most effective way to achieve an
outstanding project on this very important site, within the redevelopment of
Montréal's New Harbourfront."

    CLC is a federal Crown corporation that optimizes the financial and
community value obtained from surplus strategic properties no longer required
by the Government of Canada. The company is self-financing and implements
innovative property solutions to create strong and competitive communities
wherever it operates.




For further information:

For further information: Gordon McIvor, Vice President, Strategic
Acquisitions, Public and Government Affairs, Canada Lands Company, (416)
952-6111 or gmcivor@clc.ca; Montréal's New Harbourfront:
http://www.nouveauhavredemontreal.ca

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