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Chelsey St. Pierre – The Suburban LJI Reporter

The City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue announced that an important step has been taken in the sale of the land adjacent to Sainte-Anne’s Hospital with the signing of a promise to purchase by Dév Méta for an amount of $12.5 million.

Signed on October 5th, the agreement concerns the land located on Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants.

Dév Méta intends to invest $300 million in the proposed mixed residential multi-family development, which is slated to include 4 buildings divided into 740 units. The units will include residential rental units, condominiums, affordable housing, as well as a seniors residence.

Part of the project is destined to a clientele of 55 years and over as it aims to develop a living environment on a human scale, that promotes active transportation, socialization, and a sense of belonging.

The eco-responsible design of the development project is based on optimal management of energy and resources, and includes public spaces, woodland conservation, community gardens, and green roofs. The built and landscaped environment will be inspired by the surrounding agricultural context that highlights the presence of the MacDonald Farm and will remain rooted in the legacy of Canada's Veterans.

The work is scheduled to begin in the autumn of 2022 and should is expected to be completed in 5 years.

The land was transferred to the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue in 2019 by the Quebec government as financial compensation, following the transfer of the federal hospital to the Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux (CIUSSS) de l'Ouest-de-l'Ile-de-Montréal.

Embracing the vision of the Special Planning Program (SPU) of Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants adopted on May 13, 2019 by the City Council, the mixed, multi-family development project is welcomed by Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue mayor, Paola Hawa.

"We are very proud to see the realization of the largest real estate development project in the history of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. This promising project emerges from an avant garde and holistic vision of urban development, for which we have worked very hard in recent years. Once realized, this eco-responsible development model will undoubtedly become an example to follow for any new project in Quebec," Hawa said.

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