• Municipal Council

Mount Royal, November 27, 2020 – The Town of Mount Royal is postponing the deadline for its consultation on the Rockland Special Planning Program (PPU) yet another time, with the new deadline now January 15, 2021. Residents who wish to participate may do so by sending an email to townclerk@town.mount-royal.qc.ca.

The Town has already received a few hundred comments since the consultation began on October 21, either in writing or during the November 5 online consultation. Given the public’s clear interest in the Rockland PPU, the Town Council chose to extend the consultation period once more.

“This file requires us to take our time and continue to hear residents’ views. We are constantly reviewing the feedback sent to the Town and realize at this point that some aspects remain unclear. For example, a PPU is not a project about to get under way as some residents believe, but rather a broader vision of an area’s development. We are also aware of the petition currently circulating, which states that the PPU will reduce green space and increase traffic congestion in the neighbourhood, when the plan aims to do just the opposite,” said Mayor Philippe Roy.

Comments received to date cover a variety of topics, with many relating to traffic issues in the area and building heights as pictured in the Rockland PPU.

In addition to the information available online about this project, the Town added an initial traffic study and an evolving Q & A in mid-November, based on the concerns expressed so far by residents.

The Town Council plans to inform its residents of the improvements retained from their feedback and incorporated into the Rockland PPU in winter 2021.

Alain Côté

Division Head - Public Affairs

90 Roosevelt Avenue

Mont-Royal H3R 1Z5