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Montreal Unveiled Plans To Transform Part Of The City, Including A New Riverside Path

Centre-Sud residents will finally have access to the river.
Staff Writer
Montreal's Plan For The Centre-Sud Includes A New Riverside Park

On Thursday, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante announced the city's plans for a huge new project that will completely transform the Centre-Sud, a neighbourhood of Ville-Marie some say the city has neglected.

The Faubourgs Particular Urban Planning Program (PPU) "represents the beginning of a new chapter for this key sector which will see itself, in the near future, transformed into living environments on a human scale, friendly, inclusive, sustainable and open to the Saint Lawrence River," according to a press release.

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"With the adoption of the Faubourgs PPU, we arrive at a historic crossroads for the future of the sector which is both a tightly woven district, with strong identities and rich history, but also a gateway to the metropolis," Plante said.

According to the city's plans, the Faubourgs PPU will bring: 

  • "the arrival of thousands of new housing units, including social, affordable and family housing

  • "developments promoting ecological transition and active mobility, with 7 new cycle links, 6 new public parks totalling 9 hectares, and the creation or redevelopment of green and peaceful streets

  • "access to the river restored to the Centre-Sud population, with the development of a central 1.2-hectare park bordering a new riverside promenade and an improved link from west to east towards an enlarged Parc du Pied-du-Courant

  • "the consolidation of local commercial arteries and the commercial fabric, the creation of 3 employment centers and the arrival of 15,000 new jobs

  • "the transformation of the entrance to the Ville-Marie highway into an urban boulevard, west of the Jacques-Cartier bridge

  • "civic poles, with schools and sports and community facilities

  • "an entrance to the Jacques-Cartier Bridge better integrated into the living environment and a reunified Faubourgs park

  • "the protection and enhancement of local heritage."

The plan will be presented to the city council at the next meeting. There is currently no timeline for the project.

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