Public consultation on planning and development of Canadian National shops site in Pointe Saint-Charles



    MONTREAL, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Office de consultation publique de
Montréal (OCPM) announces today that it will hold a consultation aimed at
developing an enhancement project for the site of the old CN shops in the
Pointe-Saint-Charles area of the Sud-Ouest borough. The area, occupied
predominantly by the railway and other industries, is slated for development
in the next few years. The spaces in question have always played a prominent
part in the history of Pointe Saint-Charles, and their future is of great
interest to residents. The purpose of the consultation process undertaken by
the Office is to help identify guiding principles for the site's development
that take into account the expectations and concerns of municipal bodies, the
community, and the people directly involved with the project.
    The consultation to be held by the OCPM under mandate of the City's
executive committee is part of a participatory process aimed at drawing up
planning proposals for the site. To that end, the Office has assembled the
main partners involved in the development and planning of the site within a
steering committee and three reflection committees that will focus on the
site's industrial and residential issues and on services provided to
neighbourhood residents. The steering committee held its first meeting on
September 30.
    A public information session will be held on Wednesday, October 22, at
7:00 p.m., in the basement of Eglise Saint-Charles at 2115 Centre Street. It
will allow residents to familiarize themselves with the process aimed at
establishing guiding principles for the site's planning and development. All
Pointe Saint-Charles residents are invited to attend.
    Information on the consultation is available at the OCPM offices and on
its Web site, at www.ocpm.qc.ca. From October 22, the documentation will also
be available at the following locations, during regular business hours:

    
    -   Sud-Ouest borough office
        815 Belair Street
        Paper version

    -   RESO
        1751 Richardson Street, Suite 6509
        Paper version and access to internet version

    -   Carrefour d'éducation populaire de Pointe St-Charles
        2356 Centre Street
        Paper version and access to internet version
    

    For additional information, please call 514 872-3568.

    Created by the Charter of Ville de Montréal in 2002, the OCPM has managed
70 consultation projects and held 250 public meetings attended by over 20,000
citizens. Please visit the OCPM Web site at www.ocpm.qc.ca for further
information about the Office.




For further information:

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


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