New seniors’ residence proposed for wooded area in Pierrefonds-Roxboro

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“We will also look at having a good 20 metres from Anselme-Lavigne, to have a band of a wooded area. And if it ever gets to that phase, it will have to be passed by the city of Montreal.”

Beis said there has been interest in developing the property, which is zoned institutional, for close to 10 years.

“However, this project . . . requires a specific construction alteration or occupancy proposal for an immovable all cities have this,” he said.  “Basically, it’s a tool that enables us, as a council, to authorize a project that doesn’t fit with a city’s urban planning. However, it can be modified if it’s something that is desired in a community.

“There is a democratic process that takes place for it to happen,” he said. “It’s not a given it will be built there but it is a project that is appealing and it needed in our community,” Beis added.

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