The area around the Radio-Canada campus south of the Gay Village will become the Montreal "Quartier en Lumières."\nThe neighbourhood will include thousands of housing units, a public park, and a community centre or library.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nMore details have been released about the massive development around the Radio-Canada campus south of the Gay Village in the borough of Ville-Marie. Montreal's new "Quartier des Lumières" will include 2,000 condo units, 1,000 social housing units, expansive commercial space, and a central park of "over 56,000 square feet," according to the project website and press releases from developers MACH and architects lemay. The sprawling space will also be host to new roads, a community centre or library, and even a new elementary school.\nAmong the new housing units will be a condo development designed by Provencher & Roy, the same firm behind the stunning new office space in the Montreal Olympic Tower.\nThe building will have a rooftop "'urban chalet,'" a "series of terraces and green spaces," and "an outdoor rooftop pool offering residents a breathtaking view stretching from the Jacques-Cartier Bridge to the downtown core."\nThe Quartier des Lumières will bring human activity to an area long-blighted by industrial infrastructure and parking lots, and draw crowds south of the busy Ste-Catherine to the now-desolate René-Lévesque.\nDevelopers are operating under a concept for a "quartier total," "combining housing, businesses, offices and social housing" and making use of "social innovation at all stages of development and to integrate all the needs of the community in advance."\nThe Montreal city skyline will be transformed by the Auguste & Louis Condominiums! This new development is in the heart...Posted by Auguste & Louis Condominiums on Tuesday, February 18, 2020\nPosted by MACH on Tuesday, February 18, 2020\nThe "complete living environment" will "include large green, public spaces that are accessible to all" in order to attract Montrealers to a site that has been "totally withdrawn and cut off from the centre-south for almost 50 years."\nThe development also comes as the governments of Quebec and Montreal plan a rehabilitation of the East End.\nIn December, Mayor Plante shared renderings of her vision for rue Notre-Dame, which includes a new tram, bike and walking paths.\nNotre projet pour la rue Notre-Dame inclura un corridor de mobilité durable et privilégiera le transport collectif et un train léger de type tramway, en + de favoriser le verdissement, des trottoirs élargis, et la sécurité de tous les usagers de la route. (5/6) #polmtl pic.twitter.com/PDkVC8LcPo— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) December 13, 2019\nThat plan also promises to better facilitate access between East End neighbourhoods and the Saint Lawrence River, which is dominated by port activity and infrastructure in the area.\nIt's unclear whether the Quartier des Lumières will also bring people closer to the river.\nPosted by MACH on Tuesday, February 18, 2020\nMore information on the Quartier des Lumières is available on the project website.