Just waiting for the final enveloppes stuffed with brownies,to land on the right desks,before a final OK is given to expropriate some buildings to make way for a new complex or something....... Lower Main actually which ,if I remmeber correctly was in sad shape way back in the 70's ??
MONTREAL – The city’s executive committee is expected to decide on the next steps for the $160-million lower Main redevelopment project Thursday, André Lavallée said Wednesday.
He specifically refused to confirm or deny whether expropriation orders, and how many, are among the steps planned.
Lavallée – the member of the executive committee responsible for urban development – is the city’s point man on the project, which is meant to help revitalize Montreal’s old red-light district along St. Laurent Blvd., between Ste. Catherine St. and René Lévesque Blvd.
Members of the top city committee met to discuss the project Wednesday, he said in a brief interview, “but we are waiting for answers to some questions.”
“We are also waiting for some information from the Quebec Ministry of Culture.”
In early August, the Office de consultation publique de Montréal issued a report suggesting that some elements of the project be reconsidered.
The plans as submitted for the consultation hearings would require the demolition of eight buildings, including several neo-Roman greystones built between 1890 and 1930.