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Meeting tonight: The Committee for the Sustainable Redevelopment of Griffintown by ajkandy

by A.J. Kandy

Last night’s public council meeting at the Mairie Sud-Ouest was informative, even if it was largely procedural. Griffintown figured into nearly every audience question, there were some revealing answers, some so-so explanations tendered as to why this was kicked down to the borough level instead of running through the Office de Consultations Publiques de Montréal — it appeared to be a way to expropriate some land in order to widen Wellington, and also (as borough mayor Jacqueline Montpetit admitted) it’s for political reasons. If nothing else, it’s to take the heat off Mayor Tremblay.

The public consultation schedule was announced – a series of sessions starting Feb 21st, 7pm at the ETS which will likely be capped sometime in early March; a very compressed schedule that will then get passed to the City in order to be approved.

That said, the Plan Particulier D’urbanisme, or PPU, is not specifically linked to Devimco’s plan, so if we as citizens can have some influence on modifying the PPU to specifically address the many troubling issues, so much the better. The city, and the developer, need to know that we’re all for redevelopment, but it has to be done the right way, and that we’re watching everything they do.

So — in order to mount proper counterproposals within this narrow window of time, and to represent the interests of a diverse number of citizens and groups, a new umbrella organization’s being launched tonight with a brainstorming session. We at Save Griffintown have been invited to lend our “citizen urbanist” perspectives, and all interested citizens and groups are invited to participate. Details below:

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Comité pour le sain redéveloppement de Griffintown
Committee for the Sustainable Redevelopment of Griffintown

Réunion publique : Mercredi le 6 février, à 19h00
au 741 rue des Seigneurs (au nord de St. Jacques)

Le Comité pour le sain redéveloppement de Griffintown tiendra une réunion publique ouverte à tous ceux qui se sentent intéressés ou concernés par le redéveloppement de ce quartier historique. Nous souhaitons connaître votre opinion, alors que nous nous préparons pour les consultations publiques qui auront lieu à la fin février.

info: csrgriffintown@gmail.com

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Open meeting: Wednesday, February 6th, 7:00 P.M.
741 des Seigneurs (just north of St. Jacques)

The Committee for the Sustainable Redevelopment of Griffintown is having a public meeting for those interested in the redevelopment of this historic neighbourhood. We want to hear your opinions as we prepare for the public consultations at the end of February.

info: csrgriffintown@gmail.com

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