The Demolition Committee’s decision is upheld for 286 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road
Extraordinary City Council meeting
On the evening of Monday, May 6, 2019, Pointe-Claire City Council upheld the Demolition Committee’s decision to approve the reutilization plan for the vacated land on the lot located at 286 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road and a portion of the adjacent municipal lot. This favourable decision will allow for the construction of a new building with 4 businesses and 15 housing units.
“In accordance with the vision defined by the Pointe-Claire Village Special Planning Program and the Village Code, and after reading all of the letters we have received and hearing all of the representations that were made during this extraordinary public meeting, the members of City Council unanimously upheld the Demolition Committee’s favourable decision, which was made on March 21, 2019,” stated Mayor John Belvedere.
In 2013, the City took steps to consult residents, entrepreneurs, and organizations active in the Village to learn about their expectations and points of view in order to revitalize the Village, as well as its economy, urban fabric, and social life to better meet their needs and expectations. This thorough, multi-phase process of consultations and studies, which took place over several years, allowed us to develop the Village Special Planning Program (SPP), and the Village Code.
These new planning regulations for the Village sector were developed by professionals and specialists, then analyzed with citizens, merchants, and elected officials. They were submitted to citizens for their comments and later adopted by City Council.
“When the project to construct a new building at 286 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road was filed at the City last summer, the sheer number of objections prompted City Council to impose a moratorium on all new construction projects in the Village Core. We wanted to understand what was going on and take the time to analyze the concerns and criticisms that were raised. That is our role,” said the mayor.
“Only one real project was presented for this site, and even if groups of citizens would have liked to see other plans, the City is obligated to respect everyone’s rights, and only the project that was submitted could be taken into consideration. The opinions regarding the decision that was taken are not unanimous, and we understand that. It is important for everyone to have the right to express themselves and be heard. However, we were elected to represent the entire population, and City Council’s decision was made in compliance with laws and regulations, and while respecting the common interests and rights of all,” concluded Mr. John Belvedere, Mayor of Pointe-Claire.
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