A very important public consultation about the Griffintown development plans will be occurring this week. At issue is the BY-LAW AMENDING THE MONTRÉAL PLANNING PROGRAM (04-047) – PEEL – WELLINGTON (GRIFFINTOWN) SECTOR.
During this public consultation the Sud-Ouest Borough mayor will;
- will explain the draft by-law as well as the consequences of its adoption
- will hear the persons or organizations wishing to voice their opinion on this subject
Date: Thursday February 21st, 2008
Location: ÉCOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPÉRIEURE. 1100, RUE NOTRE-DAME OUEST Map It.
Time: 7 PM
Other documents:Griffintown – consultation publique, arrondissement Sud-Ouest
Summary of the by-law
On November 21, 2007, the Ville de Montréal Executive Committee gave the green light to the preparation of a special planning program (SPP) for the purpose of regulating a proposed major real estate development project in the Sud-Ouest borough territory, in the Griffintown detailed planning sector. This project will be located in the southeast part of Griffintown, in the Peel-Wellington sector delimited by Ottawa Street in the north, by du Séminaire Street in the west, the Lachine Canal in the south and Bonaventure Highway in the east. The project stresses a mixed development that will include different uses: commercial, residential, cultural, tourism and offices. The project also involves a number of interventions on the road network, the public domain and the infrastructures network.
The Special Planning Program (SPP) for the Peel-Wellington sector aims to meet the numerous and complex challenges that are linked to this sector’s development by specifying the parameters that are required to comply with the development orientations that are recommended.
For this purpose, it sets land use guidelines, physical interventions and the various implementation mechanisms required to regulate all private and public projects for the development of the Peel-Wellington sector over the next few years.
The land use guidelines that are put forward with the Special Planning Program (SPP) aim to:
• ensure the sector’s vitality and animation through the creation of a living environment that offers a mix of different functions;
• enhance the sector’s unique character;
• develop the Lachine Canal and the Peel basin surroundings;
• reconnect the sector with neighbouring sectors;
• improve access to and traffic through the sector.
The interventions on the public domain that are planned as part of the Special Planning Program (SPP) ertain to the road network reorganization, the building of a network of parks and public squares and redevelopment of the public domain. Interventions on the infrastructures network and the building of a tramway line are also planned.
The implementation of the Special Planning Program (SPP) involves amending current regulations pertaining to, among others, land uses, building heights and land occupation densities. It also involves the development of an Architectural Implementation and Integration Plan (AIIP) aiming to ensure the architectural quality of the construction projects. Likewise, a section of the SPP pertains to measures to be put in place to protect and enhance buildings presenting a heritage interest and take into account the archaeological potential of the sector as it is being developed. Finally, the SPP provides information on the demolition program and a general timetable for the development.