Quartier Melrose is part of a vision of sustainable development of the territory. Located within the Rosemère regional hub and less than 2 km from two train stations, the eco-district project is in line with the orientations of the Preliminary Draft of Urban Plan, the expressed citizens’ will to preserve green spaces, the recognized principles of eco-district development within a TOD (Transit Oriented Development) zone, as well as with the major guidelines of the PMAD (Metropolitan Land Use and Development Plan) and the MMC (Montreal Metropolitan Community).

Discover all the advantages of Quarter Melrose

A diverse housing offering (semi-detached and townhouses, plex, multi-units and seniors’ residences) to meet the needs of different population profiles, including seniors and young families. Rosemère’s current residential offer is made up of 82% detached single-family homes.

A gradation density and building heights to create a smooth transition to existing housing.

A complete range of services nearby: shopping centers, restaurants, schools, daycare centers, train stations, bus network, and more.

A wooded buffer zone and low-rise buildings on the outskirts of existing areas will make the project almost imperceptible to residents of contiguous neighborhoods.

50% of the site reserved for green spaces: parks, landscaped paths, conservation areas, and vegetated streets right of ways.

The proposed planning offers an abundant supply of parks just a block away for all residents and a variety of summer and winter activities (games for toddlers, children, adolescents, and seniors).

Reduce the urban heat islands by maximizing greening opportunities: a quarter of the street right of ways are vegetated and planted with 2 to 4 rows of trees, most parking lots are underground, and larger buildings incorporate green roofs.

Natural rainwater management: creation of street right of ways landscape ditches, rain garden and retention pounds based on the natural topography of the site.

Maintaining biodiversity through the creation of ecological corridors.

Integration of urban agriculture.

A strong potential of active links to promote pedestrian and bicycle travel with its 7 kilometers of safe footways and an additional 1.6 kilometers of bicycle paths.

Active links (pedestrian and cycling) to connect the project to adjacent residential areas, directly and safely, in all seasons.

The interconnection (Bouthillier – Roland-Durand link) facilitates access to parks for all residents and provides new east-west travel options through the Town of Rosemère, which is currently a major barrier to local mobility.

An environment conducive to the practice of various outdoor sports with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, outdoor trails with exercise stations, walking and cycling paths.

A network of streets in continuity of the existing and well prioritized urban network to facilitate travel within the neighborhood, while limiting through traffic.

A large multifunctional, four-season central park, where the active travel network converges. It will be the largest park in the Town of Rosemère and a unifying gathering place at the heart of the project.

Narrow and green streets, contributing to the rural character of the project and conviviality of active travel.

A greatly improved tree canopy with a massive planting of over 2,300 trees: the number of trees will be more than doubled.

Conservation and enhancement of the wetlands and adjacent woodland.

A significant increase in the customer base, benefiting nearby businesses that are within walking distance.

A municipal real estate value of more than $850 million, generating $6 million in tax revenues. The Town of Rosemère budget is currently $33 million.

An additional contribution of $45 million from spending by residents of Rosemère on durable and semi-durable goods (excluding current expenses) over the current $100 million per year.

ECO-DISTRICT: A favorable verdict from "Vivre en ville"

A non-profit, public interest organization, “Vivre en Ville” contributes to the development of sustainable communities across Quebec. Through its actions, “Vivre en Ville” stimulates innovation and accompanies decision-makers, professionals, and citizens in the development of quality living environments. These successful and favorable actions contribute to the well-being of everyone, while seeking the collective interest and respecting the capacity of ecosystems  (https://vivreenville.org/).

Being aware of the issues and concerns of citizens, the Quartier Melrose development project was submitted for study by “Vivre en Ville”.

Their analysis considers the principles of eco-neighborhoods, specifically the position adopted by the City Council in June 2020 on the urban vision of Rosemère, the results of the February-May 2019 and June 2020 public consultations, and the best practices for eco-neighborhoods. Read the full analysis

After an in-depth analysis of the project, “Vivre en Ville” verdict is clear:

“the development project on the former golf course meets the requirements and criteria in respect of the agglomeration and neighborhood levels to become an eco-neighborhood”.

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Curb urban sprawl

Quartier Melrose is perfectly in line with PMAD’s fundamental objective of curbing urban sprawl. To secure such an ambitious offer in terms of green spaces and to protect the natural environments located in the TOD area of the Rosemère train station, a minimum density of 40 housing units per hectare is required.

This density is distributed throughout the site, especially along the major public transport corridors of the Labelle Boulevard and the future extended Bouthillier Boulevard. Moreover, the right-of-way of Highway 640 is being considered by the North Shore elected officials as a future site for an REM antenna.



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