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In an attempt to receive as much input from residents as possible, Town Council members have decided to further postpone the date of the written consultation on the Rockland PPU.
Residents will now have until January 15, to send in their comments to the Town Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this matter, here are 8 things you should know about the Rockland PPU:
- The Rockland PPU is not a project that will be launched shortly but rather a long-term vision, 15 to 20 years, for the sector. The Town wants to be proactive and take the lead by establishing guidelines, a vision and specific objectives that will help guide redevelopment.
- The Rockland PPU proposes six broad guidelines:
- Green the area in harmony with the rest of our garden city.
- Eliminate a major heat island (the outdoor parking lot at the Rockland Centre).
- Ensure the site’s ongoing commercial viability.
- Improve traffic flow in a fairly congested sector.
- Encourage public transit and active transportation, including to the REM and the Acadie metro station.
- Facilitate the installation of a seniors residence.
- Proposed surface areas for redevelopment:
- 20% for park area, green spaces, buffer strip and square
- 9% for medium-density housing (private or rental properties)
- 20% for community and high-density housing (private or rental properties)
- 27% for diversified activities (commercial and mixed use)
- 24% for infrastructure (streets, access alleys, sidewalks, bike paths)
- o better equip itself, the Town has mandated the firm CIMA + to study the traffic issues in the sector and the impact of a possible redevelopment, with solutions to support it. This is a preliminary macro analysis and this first draft shows that traffic could be improved in the long term. Other studies are also planned.
- Three new parks will be developed with a total surface area of approximately 8,150 m2, or 7% of the targeted sector:
- On Brittany, corner of Rockland
- On Sloane, corner of Rockland
- On the new public way as an extension of Sloane Park
- The height of the proposed buildings near existing houses is 2 to 3 storeys. Other buildings with a graded height at the northern limit of the town' s territory may be 8 to 10 storeys high. Only one 12-storey building and one 14-storey building is planned.
- Each entrance to the town will have its own PPU adapted to its unique location, both geographically and in terms of design. The Rockland PPU cannot be "copied and pasted" to another entrance.
- Town Council members are committed to taking the time to analyze each of the questions and comments received. Feedback on the consultation process will be provided in early 2021 prior to the adoption of the final version of the by-law.