An initial project for the social and economic revitalization of Pointe-Claire Village is presented
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is satisfied that a new step has been taken for the revitalization of Pointe-Claire Village, long awaited by residents and business owners since the Special Planning Program for Pointe-Claire Village was adopted in 2016, in order to stimulate commercial activities as well as add to, diversify, and improve the housing offer with the approval of the demolition of the building located at 286 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road.
“These initiatives are important and must be done in collaboration with the community for the best possible results. The vision for the future of the Village, which was reached through a citizen initiative, now allows for projects that show promise for the future and vitality of Pointe-Claire Village,” said Mayor Belvedere, delighted.
The mayor is proud that 350 people participated in the Demolition Committee meeting last Thursday evening to examine the first major project for the Village Core.
“During the meeting, near 50 people gave important testimonials, both for and against the project, all with the same goal: to ensure the integrity of the Village, the quality of life of its residents, harmonious development, and the prosperity of its business owners,” stated Mayor Belvedere.
In the spirit of revitalizing the Village, the Demolition Committee agreed to accept the demolition of the building located at the corner of Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road and Sainte-Anne Avenue due to its low heritage value according to three expert appraisals over the past 13 years, the transformations it has undergone over the years, and its poor condition.
However, this demolition cannot take place until a redevelopment project has been approved. The Demolition Committee rejected the plan for the time being and asked for solutions to parking and traffic issues. This project includes 15 residential units and four businesses. It complies with the maximum height of three storeys for this location and is inspired by the architecture of the old building.
All those who wish to appeal this decision may contact the Legal Affairs Department and City Clerk’s Office within the next 30 days. The appeal will be heard and examined by City Council, and a decision will be made during a public meeting, no later than the second regular City Council meeting after the appeal was received.
A permit is issued only when the demolition and land reutilization plan have been approved.
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