• John Jantak

New Vaudreuil-Dorion high-rise development raises some concerns


PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK

Residents addressed their concerns and asked questions about a revised four-building high-rise development project during a public consultation meeting at Centre Multisports in Vaudreuil-Dorion on Tuesday evening, October 30. The project could include a combined 17 floor/14 floor structure that would become the tallest building in the city.

A public consultation meeting to inform residents about revisions to a high-rise residential project in Vaudreuil-Dorion drew a lot of questions not only about the scale of the project, but also about the increase in population density, traffic and other issues.

About 80 people attended the meeting on Tuesday evening, October 30. It was held at the Centre Multisports instead of city hall because of the anticipated large turnout. The revised project is similar to the original plan in that it will feature four high-rise buildings that will be built on the south side of Rue Émile-Bouchard behind the Centre Multisports.

Revised proposal

The revised proposal features four two-tiered rental unit buildings that will be staggered in height. The first structure will have 17 and 14 floors and be built next to Émile-Bouchard, which will make it the tallest building in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The adjacent two-tiered buildings will have nine and six floors.

The second pair of buildings will have 15 and 12 floors, and eight and six floors respectively. The four buildings will have a total of 402 rental units. The descending height was made to provide unobstructed sunlight to residents living in the hockey player sector at Château de la Gare, just south of the new development.

PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK

A billboard at the site of a new 402-unit apartment rental development in Vaudreuil-Dorion announces details of the project and an upcoming public information meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30 at the Centre Multisports on Boulevard de la Gare.

Construction will proceed

Residents were told during the half-hour presentation that construction will go ahead regardless whether the revised proposal is accepted or not. If it isn’t accepted, the original plan to build four 12-storey units will be revived. A total of 352 rental units will be built and the ground floor of each building will be reserved for commercial space

Mayor Guy Pilon said the land is already zoned for multi-storey development in accordance with its municipal zoning regulations and the city could officially issue a permit to the promoter to begin construction the next day in accordance to the original plans.

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