October 19, 2012 - The city of Montreal’s urban plan for Griffintown includes six new public green spaces and $93 million in infrastructure spending over the next four years.
About 8,000 residential units are slated to be built in Griffintown, along with 150,000 square metres of commercial or office space, reporters were told.
When the last of the construction is complete — in 25 years, according to current projections — the area will have added $4.4 billion in value to the city, Applebaum said. Ideally, the proposal unveiled Thursday would be completed before construction in the area begins, he said. Some modifications of density and height requirements for zones not yet undergoing construction have been made, he said.