BEAUHARNOIS, QC, May 31, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The first phase of a vast $55 million commercial development was inaugurated today in Beauharnois, just off highway 30. Espace 30 Beauharnois is the product of a consortium made up of Groupe Custeau, Groupe Lagacé Immobilier and Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ.
The regional commercial centre will include a multitude of shops and services, including a gas station with car wash, a diesel fuel pump, a truck stop, a convenience store/mini market, restaurants, a hotel and regional supermarkets.
On hand for the inauguration were, among others, the mayor of Ville de Beauharnois, Bruno Tremblay, municipal councillors, the president of Groupe Custeau immobilier, Charles Custeau, and Carole Handfield, vice-president (investments) of the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ.
The official opening of the Édifice La Centrale office building underlines the arrival of its first occupants, including Farm Credit Canada, which is inaugurating its first regional office, and architectural firm Massicotte Dignard Taillefer Patenaude, atelier d'architecture inc.
A regional commercial hub
Located at exit 22 off highway 30, with quick access to highways 15, 20 and 40 and near the major markets of Montréal, Toronto and New York, Espace 30 Beauharnois will offer services to Beauharnois-Salaberry residents and highway 30 users, as well as workers and customers of the Beauharnois industrial park.
Erected on a site of more than 1.4 million square feet, facing the new distribution centre of the Swedish giant IKEA, the new commercial hub is in a strategic location, enhanced by the proximity of the well-developed CSX rail system and the activities of the Valleyfield port, the only municipal port in Canada. Without a doubt, this major commercial project will generate spinoffs for the entire greater Montréal area.
With its strategic location between Vaudreuil-Dorion, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Châteauguay, Espace 30 Beauharnois is an exceptional place for merchants and businesses seeking to extend their reach beyond the region.
In addition to generating jobs in the region, this new, diverse commercial destination enjoys a unique natural environment. Nearby are the Saint-Louis River and Bois Robert, a wooded area with 10 kilometres of trails recognized by Wild Life Habitat as a protected area.
"Espace 30 Beauharnois fits in perfectly with the government's vision of dynamic occupancy of the Québec territory. The project's design takes into consideration the harmonious and sustainable development of the territory and focuses on concentrating industrial and commercial development. This commercial hub is also based on the deployment of residential areas in Beauharnois and surrounding areas," said Charles Custeau, president of Groupe Custeau.
"By investing in this new supra-regional hub, which is at the core of economic trade between Québec and Ontario, as well as with the U.S., we are contributing locally to the creation of some 400 jobs overall," said Carole Handfield, Vice-President, Investments, at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.
- Estimated construction cost: $55 million
- Cost of infrastructure and public services: $4 million
- Construction schedule: 3 to 7 years
- 400 direct and indirect jobs
- Safe streets and a pedestrian network with architectural lighting and abundant plantings
- Édifice La Centrale, an architecturally sophisticated building evocative of the Beauharnois power plant
- Space is still available in Phase I. A second office building is planned.
SOURCE Fonds de solidarité FTQ
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