In the Heart of Village de la gare
SAINT-HILAIRE, QC, June 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Groupe Lobato today officially broke ground on Phase I of Condominiums St-Hilaire, a residential project developed in partnership with the Fonds immobilier
de solidarité FTQ.
The project will be built in Village de la gare, a community located within walking distance of the Mont-Saint-Hilaire
station, the commuter train connecting this municipality with downtown
Montréal. What sets this project apart is that it will offer outdoor
and indoor parking at a ratio of two spaces per unit. The first 32
units of this low-rise complex, which will be serviced by an elevator,
will be built by Construction Corel. Once completed the project will
feature 144 units.
"We think that by combining affordability and top-notch construction
quality, both first-time buyers and down-sizing boomers will find what
they're looking for in Condominiums St-Hilaire," said Groupe Lobato and Construction Corel president José Lobato. "The
project's location is ideal: in the heart of Village de la gare, a quiet residential neighbourhood, just steps from the beautiful
Richelieu River with views of imposing Mont Saint-Hilaire as a
"It's always a pleasure to build an avant-garde project with a partner
who knows how to combine quality with efficiency. The St-Hilaire condos
are making responsible and sustainable use of the environment in that
the development revolves around access to public transit and bicycle
paths, creating an active, modern-day living environment," said Normand
Bélanger, President and CEO of Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ.
Phase I consists of 32 units in a 40,000 ft2 four-storey building. Buyers can choose units from 980 ft2 to 1,250 ft2, with prices starting at $198,900.
The building will be clad with brick, stone and fibre cement. Abundant
windows and large patio doors will optimize the units' natural light.
Always at the cutting edge of new construction technologies,
Constructions Corel will use a revolutionary dry screed system to
provide superior soundproofing and ultimately better construction
The Condominiums St-Hilaire project will be built in five phases. The end result will be a
harmonious 196,000 ft2 complex of five buildings, each with its own beautiful big garden.
A sustainable project
Village de la gare is the first master-planned, transit-oriented development (TOD) project
in Québec. It is based on the principles of TOD, a sustainable
development concept in which high-density development is centred around
transit facilities (e.g. train, bicycle paths) so as to encourage the
use of public transit and active modes of transportation. The
construction of this new living environment began in 2002 with the
introduction of commuter train service linking the City of
Saint-Hilaire with Montréal.
About Groupe Lobato
Both a developer and general contractor, Groupe Lobato has been active
in the construction industry for 20 years. It has been widely
acclaimed for its impressive environmentally friendly Saint-Bruno sur le lac project, currently under construction. The company has also completed or
is involved in projects in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Bromont, Beloeil,
McMasterville and Granby.
About Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ
Created in 1991 by the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the Fonds immobilier de
solidarité FTQ promotes economic growth and employment in Québec by
strategically investing in profitable and socially responsible real
estate projects, in partnership with other industry leaders. Over the
last 20 years, the Fonds immobilier has invested upwards of $1 billion
in 300 such projects, creating and preserving some 26,300 in Québec.
For more information, visit www.fondsimmobilierftq.com
For more information on the Condominiums St-Hilaire project, visit www.condominiumssthilaire.com
Image with caption: "From left to right : Hugues Ouellete, Project Manager at Construction Corel, José Lobato of Groupe Lobato and Normand Bélanger, President and CEO of the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ. (CNW Group/Fonds de solidarité FTQ)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130604_C4597_PHOTO_EN_27435.jpg
SOURCE: Fonds de solidarité FTQ
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