• John Jantak

Vaudreuil Dorion high-rise registry fails to garner enough votes for a referendum


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The registry signing would have only given residents the power to decide the overall format of the 402-unit rental complex and not to halt its construction completely.

Only 111 people signed a registry on November 27 opposing a new high-rise development project in Vaudreuil-Dorion. It was eight signatures short of the 119 required that would have forced the city to hold a referendum to determine which type of high-rise project would be built on Rue Émile-Bouchard.

It means the developer can now proceed with recently revised plans to build four high-rise apartment rental structures of descending height. The first structure will have 17 and 14 floors and be built next to Émile-Bouchard. It will become the tallest building in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The adjacent two-tiered building will have nine and six floors.

The second pair of adjacent buildings will have 15 and 12 floors, and eight and six floors respectively. The taller building will also be built next to Émile-Bouchard. All four buildings will have a combined total of 402 rental units with no ground floor commercial space.

The descending height option was made to provide as much unobstructed sunlight as possible to residents living in the hockey player sector at Château de la Gare, just south of the new development. The original project would have seen four 12-storey structures along with ground floor commercial space built.

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