A new green 'mini-city' is coming to Montreal (PHOTOS)

Mar 28 2018, 2:56 pm

A new green mini-city and $250-million development will be built in Montreal’s east-end.

Technopôle Angus, which includes 895,000 sq. ft. of office, commercial, residential, and green space, is under development across from Parc Jean-Duceppe in the borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie.

Nearly 25% of Technopôle Angus will be public green spaces, including a wide tree-lined pedestrian street, an urban woodland, two public squares with shops and services, and greenbelts to preserve biodiversity.

Technopôle Angus

Technopôle Angus

The entire development will be constructed to be sustainable and energy efficient. According to Technopôle Angus, an energy loop for heat exchange between buildings will reduce building energy consumption by 40% and greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 26%.

Public facilities will also be designed so that 95% of rainfall can be stored and filtered over the course of a year on the site, so water will not affect the municipal system.

Technopôle Angus

Technopôle Angus

The development will include:

  • 360 residential residential units and 80% of those will be affordable housing units
  • 45,000 square meters for offices that will welcome more than 1,500 new workers
  • 3,000 square meters dedicated to twenty local businesses
  • One primary school and two new early childhood centres

The construction of the green residential and business development will begin this spring.

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