The record of social housing has been advances in this week in Montreal: two projects have been approved by the borough council in the Saint-Michel district and the City has purchased two plots of land in Côte-des-Neiges for any future developments.
On Thursday, the borough council of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension has given approval to two property projects with 26 units of social housing.
According to the plans presented, a first building of 16 units will be constructed on the avenue Vianney, in Saint-Michel, and will welcome young people from 18 to 30 years old at risk of homelessness or who are experiencing socio-economic difficulties. The units will be studios or housing in two parts, and the residents will have access to a common room, an outdoor terrace and a vegetable garden.
The second project will be on D’iberville street, between Tillemont and the Crémazie boulevard. It should include 10 units of type studio intended for people who have issues of mental health. It will also have shared spaces.
The City of Montreal has also purchased two plots of land in the neighborhood of Côte-des-Neiges for social and community housing units are built.
The two vacant lots, located at the corner of Mackenzie avenue Mountain Sights, near the Namur metro station, could accommodate two projects of about 50 and 70 dwellings and were purchased at a cost of $1.5 million.
They will be sold over the next two years at a non-profit organization that will be able to develop social and community housing.