The current economic context opens the door to possibility for the Bridge-Bonaventure sector, which includes the Wellington Basin, the Peel Basin, Pointe-du-Moulin, the Bickerdike Pier, the Cité-du-Havre and the Parc d’entreprises de la Pointe-Saint-Charles. As construction sites are moving full steam ahead, public and private investment is having an impact on the vitality of Greater Montréal.
A number of major projects are now in the planning or production stages in the area being studied by the Ville de Montréal and the Office de consultation publique de Montréal. The Bridge-Bonaventure area offers many advantages, including its proximity to downtown, a large pool of workers who live in adjacent neighbourhoods and its proximity to universities and the Quartier de l’innovation. The Réseau express métropolitain will open the door to transit-oriented development and mixed land use.
Because of its geography and surroundings, Bridge-Bonaventure presents significant challenges for requalification. Smooth access to road, rail and maritime infrastructure is essential for the economic activity of businesses in the area. Investment in infrastructure, mobility and decontamination are fundamental to the structuring development of the area. Planning for the Bonaventure Autoroute, providing access to the river and developing industrial heritage are also among the solutions explored. The Chamber has made seven recommendations to ensure ambitious projects are in line with economic activity.
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