The OCPM starts two new public consultations this week

    MONTREAL, Feb. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Office de consultation publique de
Montréal (OCPM) recalls that it will hold two public consultations in the
coming days. A first one is on a project involving the redevelopment for
residential purposes of the building formerly belonging to the Sisters of the
Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, located at 1420 Mont-Royal Boulevard in
Outremont. The building is currently owned by the Université de Montréal,
which has signed an agreement with Groupe Catania for the purchase of the
building in order to convert it into a 123-unit co-ownership residential
complex. The agreement is conditional on the adoption of by-laws required to
carry out the project.
    The building's chapel is to be preserved for private community purposes,
and some of the site's architectural and landscaping elements would be
reutilized. The area bordering on Mount Royal and the Saint-Jean-Baptiste
woods would also be enhanced with new gardens, while preserving existing
earthworks. As the building is located within the boundaries of the historic
and natural borough of Mont-Royal, certain provisions of the by-law are
subject to approval by referendum.
    An initial information evening will be held on Monday, February 16, 7:00
p.m., at the Centre communautaire intergénérationnel d'Outremont, 999 Mc
Eachran Avenue. At this meeting, the developer and city representatives will
present the real estate project, and citizens will be invited to ask any
questions they like.
    A second consultation starts the day after February 17 on a project
involving the redevelopment of the site located at 1500 Ottawa Street in the
Sud-Ouest borough, for primarily residential purposes. The Canada Lands
Company, owner of the site, would like to redevelop the old Canada Post
property that once served as a mail sorting centre. The 9.6-ha. site is
located between du Séminaire, William and Richmond Streets and the Lachine
Canal. A total of 2000 units would be built, approximately 30% of which are
earmarked for social or affordable housing. Nineteen hundred parking spaces
are also planned for the basement.
    An initial information evening will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 7:00
p.m., in the basement of the Imani Family & Full Gospel Church, 540 Richmond
Street. At this meeting, the developer and city representatives will present
the real estate project, and citizens will be invited to ask any questions
they like about the overall project as a whole. Two other evenings will be
held on February 18 and 19, 7:00 p.m., at the same location, to examine more
detailed aspects of the site's development. The theme of the discussions on
February 18 will be ecological design of the urban environment, while the
planning and development concept will be examined on February 19.
    All information pertaining to the consultations is available for public
perusal at the offices of the OCPM, at the Direction du Greffe de la Ville de
Montréal, 275 Notre-Dame Street East, and at the Outremont borough office, 543
De la Côte Sainte-Catherine Road. The documentation is also available on the
Office Web site at For any information, please call 514

For further information:

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

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