New OCPM consultations on development projects on CN shops site in

MONTREAL, Sept. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - It is tomorrow that the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) starts a consultation on redevelopment projects for the site of the old Canadian National (CN) Shops in Pointe Saint-Charles, in the Sud-Ouest borough.

In March 2009, the OCPM filed its report on a public consultation on the development of the old CN Shops site, conducted upstream of the projects currently proposed. More than 300 citizens expressed their opinions in the course of the participatory process aimed at establishing a master development plan for the site. This second public consultation on the subject will allow citizens to express their views on the development projects proposed by the developers for the site of the old CN Shops, and on related draft by-laws.

The development concept proposed by the developers involves three different types of occupancy. The northern portion of the site is slated for railway operations. The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) plans to use the space for equipment maintenance. The central part would be reserved for industrial and commercial enterprises, while the southern part is earmarked for the construction of some 1000 housing units. At least 25% of the new units would consist of social and community housing. The project is also geared to the construction of affordable housing. Moreover, one building will be converted for commercial and community use.

The consultation will begin tomorrow Tuesday, September 15, with a general information evening. Another session, on the soil management program, site access and traffic, will be held the following evening, on September 16. The briefs will be presented beginning on Tuesday, October 6. All the meetings will start at 7:00 p.m., and will be held in the basement of Église Saint-Charles, at 2115 Centre Street. Citizens have until October 1 to register to file a brief.

All documentation on the project is available on the Office Web site, at www.ocpm.qc.a. Print versions are available for public perusal, during regular business hours, at the OCPM offices and the following locations:

    - Le Sud-Ouest borough office
      815 Belair Street

    - RÉSO
      1751 Richardson Street, Suite 6509

    - Carrefour d'éducation populaire de Pointe Saint-Charles
      2356 Centre Street

For additional information regarding the consultation, please call 514 872-8510.

SOURCE Office de consultation publique de Montréal

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

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