Public consultation begins on Séville block rehabilitation in western downtown

    MONTREAL, April 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Office de consultation publique de
Montréal (OCPM) consultation process begins tomorrow on the redevelopment
project for the Séville block in the western downtown area of the borough of
    The project aims to redevelop the properties along the north side of
Sainte-Catherine Street West, between Chomedey and Lambert-Closse Streets,
including the old Séville theatre building. The plans call for the demolition
of buildings and the construction of a student residence building. The site is
currently occupied by three-storey buildings, all of which are now vacant.
These buildings were constructed between the end of the 19th century and 1930.
The old Séville theatre building is slated for heritage treatment.
    The project planned for the site requires variances to the urban planning
by-law of the borough of Ville-Marie and to the Montréal Master Plan in terms
of density and height. The city council gave the Office the mandate to proceed
with the consultation pursuant to section 89.5 of the Charter. A referendum
register may be opened following the consultation. The "Résidences Séville"
project would include community, recreational and administrative spaces, in
addition to 1155 rooms for students.
    The first information session will be held on Tuesday, April 7, at 7:00
p.m. At this meeting, representatives of both the City and the developer will
present the project and required legislative amendments. Citizens may then ask
any questions they like. The presentation of briefs will be held three weeks
later, on Tuesday, April 28, also at 7:00 p.m. Both meetings will take place
at the offices of the OCPM, 1550 Metcalfe Street, 14th Floor (Peel Metro).
    All available information pertaining to the consultation may be obtained
at the offices of the OCPM, the Direction du Greffe de la Ville de Montréal,
275 Notre-Dame Street East, and the Ville-Marie borough office, 888 de
Maisonneuve Boulevard East, 5th Floor. The documentation is also available on
the Office Web site at For information, please call 514

For further information:

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

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