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PPU de l'écoquartier Lachine-Est

Opinion en ligne - English

1. Eco-neighbourhood

The intention of the Special Planning Program (SPP) is to transform the industrial zone in which most of the large buildings have been abandoned. The transformation aims to create an eco-neighbourhood geared to soft mobility and public transit. The new neighbourhood will also have parks, green infrastructures, and a variety of activities and housing, and will be designed to handle climate changes.

1.	Eco-neighbourhood The intention of the Special Planning Program (SPP) is to transform the industrial zone in which most of the large buildings have been abandoned. The transformation aims to create an eco-neighbourhood geared to soft mobility and public transit. The new neighbourhood will also have parks, green infrastructures, and a variety of activities and housing, and will be designed to handle climate changes.      Two general questions to stimulate your thought process:  •	What does the idea of creating an eco-neighbourhood inspire in you? Do you see certain advantages or inconveniences in it? If so, what are they?  •	In your opinion, can this industrial wasteland be used for the creation of an eco-neighbourhood? Yes? No? Why?   2.	Green spaces and public spaces For the project in question, it is proposed that 22% of the sector be earmarked for green spaces and that 10 to 15% be devoted to green infrastructures, notably for rainwater management. The City of Montréal also plans to limit the discharge of water into the Lachine Canal. Figure 2: Map of the green and blue belt proposed in the SPP (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 44)   A general question to stimulate your thought process: •	In your opinion, what does an attractive, green, healthy and resilient environment mean? Is it possible to create that type of environment in the Lachine-Est sector? Under what conditions? For more information:  See the greening and water management objectives on pages 44 to 47 of the SPP:  https://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P%20118/3-1_ppu_ecoquartier_lachine-est.pdf  •	What do you think of the water management and greening measures proposed in the SPP? •	In your opinion, what possible innovations should be implemented to improve water management, energy management and residual matter management?  •	How should the public spaces be laid out and what activities should one be able to carry out there?  •	What do you think of the parks planned in the SPP?   3.	Living environment  In the Special Planning Program (SPP) under study, the City proposes to create three hubs: one for a commercial area and a public square; one comprising a sports and community centre and a primary school; and one for economic activities. In addition to those three hubs, the project provides for 7400 new housing units in buildings ranging from 3 to 15 storeys in height.          A general question to stimulate your thought process: •	In your opinion, on what would an attractive and inclusive living environment be based? What should it include (businesses, services, employment, housing, community facilities, etc.)?  For more information:  See the uses and height distribution on pages 50 to 55 of the SPP:  https://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P%20118/3-1_ppu_ecoquartier_lachine-est.pdf  •	What would be the advantages or inconveniences of residing in a living environment like the one described in the SPP for the eco-neighbourhood? •	What do you think of the idea of creating three distinct hubs? •	What are your thoughts regarding the planned heights for the buildings in the eco-neighbourhood?  •	What types of housing units should the area contain?    4.	Mobility  As a result of its industrial past, Lachine-Est is surrounded by railway tracks and roads isolating it from the surrounding areas. The planned mobility network aims to promote getting around by foot or bicycle and to include new modes of public transit.     A general question to stimulate your thought process: •	In your opinion, what would constitute an efficient transportation network? What modes of transportation should be promoted to achieve it? For more information:  See the road network proposed on pages 48 and 49 of the SPP:  https://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P%20118/3-1_ppu_ecoquartier_lachine-est.pdf  •	How could the neighbourhood’s various travel lanes be laid out to make them safer and more pleasant?  •	What place should be accorded to parking in this eco-neighbourhood?  •	What are the possibilities in terms of opening up the territory and creating links with adjoining neighbourhoods?   5.	Heritage  A former city of iron and steel, the Lachine-Est sector is recognized for its rich industrial heritage. The draft Special Planning Program (SPP) provides strategies for the development and enhancement of historic industrial buildings and retractable bridges.   The preservation of the spirit, also known as the immaterial heritage, of the area is taken into account in the draft SPP.  Figure 6: Development hypothesis for a public square at the foot of the retractable bridges (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 81)   A general question to stimulate your thought process: •	What main identity and heritage elements should be developed and enhanced for the sector? For more information:  See the heritage development and enhancement strategies on pages 42 and 43 of the SPP:  https://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P%20118/3-1_ppu_ecoquartier_lachine-est.pdf  •	In your opinion, how could the buildings of heritage interest be developed and enhanced? •	What types of uses would be appropriate for the heritage buildings? •	In your opinion, how could the immaterial heritage (spirit of the area) of the Lachine-Est sector be preserved?    6.	Follow-up and implementation  A Bureau de projet would ensure the follow-up and implementation of the Special Planning Program (SPP), scheduled for assessment and review in 2050. The Bureau comprises representatives of the social development table “Concert’Action Lachine,” representatives of the City of Montréal, property owners concerned by the project, and representatives of the Lachine borough council.   The follow-up on the project would be done through the definition of targets, among other means, over a horizon of approximately 30 years.   Figure 7: General implementation steps for the SPP following its adoption (approximately) (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 121)    A general question to stimulate your thought process: •	What are the most important elements to be considered for implementation on Lachine-Est territory? For more information:  See the various means of implementation planned on pages 118 to 121 of the SPP:  https://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P%20118/3-1_ppu_ecoquartier_lachine-est.pdf  •	In your opinion, how could the implementation of the vision for the eco-neighbourhood be reconciled with the industrial activities still underway in the sector?  •	What should the priorities be in the negotiations between the Lachine borough and private property owners for the development of their land? •	Over the short term, what do you think should be carried out as a priority on the territory?  7.	Other [Standard question]: Are there other important elements to be considered for the draft Special Planning Program (SPP) for the Lachine-Est eco-neighbourhood? 8.	English
Figure 1: Aerial view showing the potential development vision for the Lachine-Est sector (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 31)

 

Two general questions to stimulate your thought process:

  • What does the idea of creating an eco-neighbourhood inspire in you? Do you see certain advantages or inconveniences in it? If so, what are they?
  • In your opinion, can this industrial wasteland be used for the creation of an eco-neighbourhood? Yes? No? Why?

 
2. Green spaces and public spaces

For the project in question, it is proposed that 22% of the sector be earmarked for green spaces and that 10 to 15% be devoted to green infrastructures, notably for rainwater management. The City of Montréal also plans to limit the discharge of water into the Lachine Canal.

 

Figure 2: Map of the green and blue belt proposed in the SPP (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 44)
Figure 2: Map of the green and blue belt proposed in the SPP (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 44)

 

A general question to stimulate your thought process:

In your opinion, what does an attractive, green, healthy and resilient environment mean? Is it possible to create that type of environment in the Lachine-Est sector? Under what conditions?

For more information:

See the greening and water management objectives on pages 44 to 47 of the SPP:

https://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P%20118/3-1_ppu_ecoquartier_lachine-est.pdf

  • What do you think of the water management and greening measures proposed in the SPP?
  • In your opinion, what possible innovations should be implemented to improve water management, energy management and residual matter management?
  • How should the public spaces be laid out and what activities should one be able to carry out there?
  • What do you think of the parks planned in the SPP?


3. Living environment

In the Special Planning Program (SPP) under study, the City proposes to create three hubs: one for a commercial area and a public square; one comprising a sports and community centre and a primary school; and one for economic activities. In addition to those three hubs, the project provides for 7400 new housing units in buildings ranging from 3 to 15 storeys in height.

 

Figure 3: Map of the potential layout of uses proposed in the SPP (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 50)
Figure 3: Map of the potential layout of uses proposed in the SPP (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 50)

 

Figure 4: Schematic cross-section showing the proposed heights between Victoria Street and the Lachine Canada (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 54 and 55)
Figure 4: Schematic cross-section showing the proposed heights between Victoria Street and the Lachine Canada (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 54 and 55)

 

A general question to stimulate your thought process:

  • In your opinion, on what would an attractive and inclusive living environment be based? What should it include (businesses, services, employment, housing, community facilities, etc.)?

For more information:

See the uses and height distribution on pages 50 to 55 of the SPP:

https://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P%20118/3-1_ppu_ecoquartier_lachine-est.pdf

  • What would be the advantages or inconveniences of residing in a living environment like the one described in the SPP for the eco-neighbourhood?
  • What do you think of the idea of creating three distinct hubs?
  • What are your thoughts regarding the planned heights for the buildings in the eco-neighbourhood?
  • What types of housing units should the area contain?

 

4. Mobility

As a result of its industrial past, Lachine-Est is surrounded by railway tracks and roads isolating it from the surrounding areas. The planned mobility network aims to promote getting around by foot or bicycle and to include new modes of public transit.

 

Figure 5: Map of the types of mobility routes proposed in the SPP (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 48)
Figure 5: Map of the types of mobility routes proposed in the SPP (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 48)

A general question to stimulate your thought process:

  • In your opinion, what would constitute an efficient transportation network? What modes of transportation should be promoted to achieve it?

For more information:

See the road network proposed on pages 48 and 49 of the SPP:

https://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P%20118/3-1_ppu_ecoquartier_lachine-est.pdf

  • How could the neighbourhood’s various travel lanes be laid out to make them safer and more pleasant?
  • What place should be accorded to parking in this eco-neighbourhood?
  • What are the possibilities in terms of opening up the territory and creating links with adjoining neighbourhoods?

 

5. Heritage

A former city of iron and steel, the Lachine-Est sector is recognized for its rich industrial heritage. The draft Special Planning Program (SPP) provides strategies for the development and enhancement of historic industrial buildings and retractable bridges.

The preservation of the spirit, also known as the immaterial heritage, of the area is taken into account in the draft SPP.

 

Figure 6: Development hypothesis for a public square at the foot of the retractable bridges (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 81)
Figure 6: Development hypothesis for a public square at the foot of the retractable bridges (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 81)

 

A general question to stimulate your thought process:

  • What main identity and heritage elements should be developed and enhanced for the sector?

For more information:

See the heritage development and enhancement strategies on pages 42 and 43 of the SPP:

https://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P%20118/3-1_ppu_ecoquartier_lachine-est.pdf

  • In your opinion, how could the buildings of heritage interest be developed and enhanced?
  • What types of uses would be appropriate for the heritage buildings?
  • In your opinion, how could the immaterial heritage (spirit of the area) of the Lachine-Est sector be preserved?

6.Follow-up and implementation

A Bureau de projet would ensure the follow-up and implementation of the Special Planning Program (SPP), scheduled for assessment and review in 2050. The Bureau comprises representatives of the social development table “Concert’Action Lachine,” representatives of the City of Montréal, property owners concerned by the project, and representatives of the Lachine borough council.

The follow-up on the project would be done through the definition of targets, among other means, over a horizon of approximately 30 years.

 

Figure 7: General implementation steps for the SPP following its adoption (approximately) (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 121)
Figure 7: General implementation steps for the SPP following its adoption (approximately) (Source: City of Montréal, SPP, p. 121)

 

A general question to stimulate your thought process:

  • What are the most important elements to be considered for implementation on Lachine-Est territory?

For more information:

See the various means of implementation planned on pages 118 to 121 of the SPP:

https://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P%20118/3-1_ppu_ecoquartier_lachine-est.pdf

  • In your opinion, how could the implementation of the vision for the eco-neighbourhood be reconciled with the industrial activities still underway in the sector?
  • What should the priorities be in the negotiations between the Lachine borough and private property owners for the development of their land?
  • Over the short term, what do you think should be carried out as a priority on the territory?

 

Other

Are there other important elements to be considered for the draft Special Planning Program (SPP) for the Lachine-Est eco-neighbourhood?

 

 

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