Joel Ceausu – The Suburban LJI Reporter
Snowdon is getting a new public space thanks to an agreement between Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Quartier Royalmount to develop the area around the de la Savane Métro station. Located at the crossroads of the Décarie Expressway and Highway 40, the Namur-de la Savane area is designated as a strategic planning sector in the Montreal Agglomeration development plan, and adjacent to the 20-hectare Royalmount project which is almost entirely within the limits of Town of Mount Royal.The city has a preliminary layout provided by the developer who will assume all construction and maintenance costs and foot the bill for supervision by the city. The space, which measures about 3,000 square metres, will feature greenery, urban furniture, new STM installations and bicycle racks. Construction of the footbridge is expected to be completed by March 2024, and the builder is prepared to spend some $25 million on the infrastructure, followed by the development of the public space and closure of de Sorel with completion slated for Spring 2025.
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