The government of Montreal has given the patronage for the construction of a mixed-used complex that would rise on the principles of a no longer existing hospital, announced Quebec-based developer Devimco Immobilier.
“Devimco Immobilier and its partners applauded the implementation by Montreal City Council of a bylaw authorizing construction and occupation of their Square Children’s project on the site of the former Montreal Children’s Hospital, thus announced the imminent start of work,” said the developer.
Demolition of vacant buildings will start on August 29, with the exemption of the nurses’ residence, which has been considered a heritage property that will be incorporated into the Square Children’s development. Excavation is set to begin on November 1 and the venture is projected to be complete by July 2022.
The Children’s Square will consist of of six towers that will feature social housing, to be managed by the Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal, condominiums and rental apartments. This structure will be designed by Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes.
“In addition, to serve current and impending area residents better, ground-floor spaces are intended for neighborhood shops in this diversified project,” Devimco Immobilier stated. “Spectacular common areas will round out the offering to residents, starting with a Sky Lounge located on the top floor of one of the towers, which will offer an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the city and the mountain. Occupants will also benefit from one of the biggest fitness centers ever built in a Montreal apartment tower, offering technologically trailblazing equipment.”
“We expect to remain working closely with the municipal authorities and with representatives of the area’s citizens to make our project a striking example of mixed-use real estate, in addition, to improve it by heeding recommendations from the OCPM accepted by the City of Montreal,” said Devimco Immobilier president Serge Goulet.
J C Loum