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.
J’espère que c’est pour permettre une tour de 40 étages à place /s
On a un surplus de logement à Montréal /s
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:
- High density in previously unused areas, like Griffintown or along the Canal where people won't complain.
- 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.
- More low density suburban sprawl.
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.
Such terrible decisions - exactly why municipalities should have the power to regulate housing construction taken away and pass it to the feds.
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.