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Concordia Urban Studies project from 2003-2004 by ajkandy
September 19, 2007, 6:11 pm
Filed under: griffintown, Urbanism

Concordia Plan - Canada Post Site

Just for discussion and illustration, here’s an image from the well-known study that the Concordia Urban Planning department put forward as part of the senior student work from the 2003-2004 class. This is a residential plan with a new street grid imposed on the Canada Post site.

Our proposal would look similar, except it’d likely involve a different grid (not rigidly rectangular), underground parking and a large layer of shops and services…making at least one major retail street with several residential side streets – or a densely mixed residential / retail zone.


Hey- that’s mine. Well, actually only partially mine. It’s part of a group project I did with four other very talented and hardworking undergrads at Concordia’s senior urban design studio. I’ll try to get some other parts of that document online when I get a chance… there was a lot of thought about city-building processes behind that scheme. Thanks for featuring the image!


Comment by Desmond Bliek

[…] idea of reopening the basins was first proposed by Concordia urban planning students years ago. Their explorations evoked narrow canal basins with Amsterdam-type dense development […]

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