Montreal city council will reject proposed 20-storey condo tower on Lachine Canal

Montreal's city council will reject the proposed 20-storey, 295 condo tower that would have towered over all buildings along the Lachine Canal.

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mtlurb
mtlurb
91 · 4 months ago · Reddit

J’espère que c’est pour permettre une tour de 40 étages à place /s

On a un surplus de logement à Montréal /s

w4tcht0wer
w4tcht0wer
26 · 4 months ago · Reddit

That's a shame. The proposal was nicely set back from the canal and had a similar esthetic to other buildings along the canal.

What gets me about this is that usually buildings get blocked over not fitting into the character of the surrounding neigbourhood, but the lachine canal is a redeveloped industrial area. There isn't any significant historical look to preserve.

To add housing the city has like three choices:

  1. High density in previously unused areas, like Griffintown or along the Canal where people won't complain.
  2. Level single family neighbourhoods close to the core and replace them with medium density. As much as I'd love to see Westmount or Outremont rezoned I doubt it'll happen.
  3. More low density suburban sprawl.
thejoymonger
thejoymonger
18 · 4 months ago · Reddit

Bad call, when are we going to stop operating like this? I’m tired of living in a housing shortage. I assume many of these units would have been affordable under the cities 20:20:20 policy too.

RMS7246
RMS7246
14 · 4 months ago · Reddit

Such terrible decisions - exactly why municipalities should have the power to regulate housing construction taken away and pass it to the feds.

emezeekiel
emezeekiel
9 · 4 months ago · Reddit

With all the downtown offices soon becoming condo conversions (not just in Montreal but worldwide), there is a slim chance real estate will get a reprieve from the general craziness of the past 15 years.

Buv82
Buv82
5 · 4 months ago · Reddit

Who needs condos what with all the unsold property just collecting dust all over the city. No wait 🤔