BOISBRIAND, QC, June 21, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Boisbriand is destined to become a focal point of residential development in the greater Montreal area with the arrival of Le Quartier-Forestia. The multi-use development will cover 53 hectares at the intersection of highways 13 and 640. Some 37 percent of the surface area will consist of parks, walking trails, bike lanes and vehicular infrastructure designed with sustainable development and access to urban agriculture in mind. Le Quartier-Forestia will work with Terr'O Agriculture Environnement, a non-profit group created by the city of Boisbriand, in an effort to attract and train young men and women who wish to take organic farming in the surrounding area.
Marlène Cordato, Mayor of Boisbriand and Raymond Lessard, President of Le Quartier-Forestia are pleased to point out that 5,000 housing units will co-exist in an environment that will be home to a protected sugar bush northwest of the site, as well as protected streams and wetlands. Protective holding ponds will double as skating surfaces in the winter.
"Le Quartier-Forestia aims to create a quality living environment based on the principles of Transit Oriented Development (TOD), sustainable development and synergy with the surrounding agricultural territory" says Raymond Lessard. The unique concept will create a dense, multi-use neighbourhood, with several green spaces around two main hubs. A "civic" hub, to the south, will provide an entrance to the development and access to a core of local services such as retail outlets, public markets, parks and mass transit. A second hub, in the center of the development will be devoted to sports and leisure, as well as to interpretive facilities designed to encourage the understanding and preservation of natural spaces.
Le Quartier-Forestia is the brainchild of a family business that is co-led by Marie-Andrée and Stephan Lessard. They are proud to point out that the development will make use of state-of-the-art renewable green and renewable energy technologies.
"The great thing about this project is that it will benefit the entire Boisbriand community" says Mayor Cordato. The site is landlocked and not suited to large scale agriculture. A housing shortage is in the making for the area and the site is the last parcel of land where urban development may take place south of the 640. A request for exclusion will be filed with la Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec (CPTAQ).
Le Quartier-Forestia the project is in keeping with development priorities on the North Shore and it respects all requirements as set out by the Plan métropolitain d'aménagement et de développement (PMAD) de la Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM). The project will act as a buffer for urban sprawl, while it meets and exceeds requirements as set out by municipal and provincial authorities.
Le Quartier-Forestia will be a unique destination in Greater Montreal and it will embody the "DNA" of Boisbriand: one that combines a vibrant joie de vivre with respect and affection for natural spaces.
SOURCE Forestia - Le Quartier
For further information: Source: Raymond Lessard, President, Le Quartier-Forestia; Contacts : Alexandre Dumas, T. 514 843-1901, C. 514 898-4636, [email protected]; Christelle Lenoir, T. 514 843-2368, C. 438-464-2663, [email protected]