Sustainable-living mixed-use development to arise in Montreal

by Ephraim Vecina26 Jun 2019

A large-scale green living community by Le Quartier-Forestia will soon begin construction in Greater Montreal, situated at the Boisbriand suburb in the intersection of highways 13 and 640.

The development will be offering 53 hectares of multi-use space in the region. Approximately 37% of its land area will be devoted to parks, walking trails, bike lanes, vehicular infrastructure, and other design aspects that promote sustainability.

“Le Quartier-Forestia aims to create a quality living environment based on the principles of Transit Oriented Development (TOD), sustainable development and synergy with the surrounding agricultural territory,” president Raymond Lessard said.

Lessard added that the project will serve as a considerable buffer for urban sprawl. He assured that every facet of the project will adhere to the city government’s development priorities on the North Shore.

The main feature will be a dense, multi-use neighbourhood, which will be designed in conjunction with several green spaces around two main hubs – one allocated to civic services and facilities, and the other dedicated to sports and leisure.

Urban agriculture, and accessibility of related facilities, will also be a core guiding principle in the project’s design. Le Quartier-Forestia will be collaborating with non-profit group Terr’O Agriculture Environnement, ensuring that the planned organic farms will serve not only the development’s residents but also the host municipality.

“The great thing about this project is that it will benefit the entire Boisbriand community,” mayor Marlène Cordato stated.

Aside from 5,000 housing units, a protected sugar bush along with protected streams and wetlands are also planned.


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