New OCPM consultations on development projects on CN Shops site in Pointe-Saint-Charles



    MONTREAL, Aug. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Office de consultation publique de
Montréal (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 métropolitaine 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'éducation populaire de Pointe Saint-Charles
      2356 Centre Street

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




For further information:

For further information: Luc Doray, (514) 872-3568, Cell: (514)
977-8365


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