Public consultation on planned new residential complex for Place L'Acadie and Place Henri-Bourassa Site



    MONTREAL, Jan. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Office de consultation publique de
Montréal (OCPM) announces today that it will hold a consultation on a project
allowing de demolition of residential buildings and the construction of a new
residential complex on the site of Place L'Acadie and Place Henri-Bourassa, at
the corner of the two boulevards by the same names, in the borough of
Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
    The project calls for the demolition of almost all buildings on the site
in order to construct new buildings comprising a total of 1300 housing units.
In recent years, Place L'Acadie and Place Henri-Bourassa have become known for
their dilapidated buildings, leading to countless fines issued the City for
insalubrity. The new owner of the site, the Groupe Tyron, plans to built
housing on it, including social and affordable housing and 600 rental units
for seniors. The buildings should range from three to 16 storeys in height.
The project would require a variance to the borough's urban planning by-law,
and has been entrusted to the Office for public consultation purposes.
    A first information evening will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 7:00
p.m., in the basement of the Première église évangélique arménienne, at 11455
Drouart Street. In this session, the developer and City representatives will
present the housing project, and citizens will be invited to ask any questions
they may have.
    Later, beginning on February 18, citizens and group representatives will
be invited to submit their opinions, either verbally or in writing. These
sessions devoted to hearing briefs will begin at 7:00 p.m., at the same
location, in the basement of the church on Drouart Street.
    All information pertaining to the consultation is available to the public
at the OCPM offices, the Direction du Greffe de la Ville de Montréal, 275
Notre-Dame Street East, and the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough office, located
at 555 Chabanel Street West, Suite 600. The documentation is also available on
the Office Web site, at www.ocpm.qc.ca. For additional information, please
call 514 872-8510.

    Since its creation in 2002 under the Charter of Ville de Montréal, the
OCPM has managed 70 consultations and held over 250 public sessions attended
by some 25,000 citizens. Please visit the OCPM Web site, www.ocpm.qc.ca, for
complete information about the Office.




For further information:

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


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