Aerial rendering - Village Griffintown

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    The proposed new Village Griffintown residential, hotel and retail development which would take over a good deal of the currently light-industrial Griffintown neighborhood and the former Canada Post plant. It's a surprisingly high-density development, and I am worried that the superblock design will make it seem imposing and unwelcoming. The aesthetic design of the buildings is little more than functional - it doesn't cleave to the scale and feel -- of the 19th century greystone character of the surrounding neighborhoods at all.

    Image created by Daniel Arbour & Associates to illustrate the Village Griffintown proposal. The development includes a new 2000-seat theatre, visible at the lower right.

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    1. Apricat 73 months ago | reply

      It makes me so sad to see this development here in Montreal. The designs are too alike, if you ask me, which removes some of the romantic feeling Montreal gives. The developers already gave us the world's ugliest neighborhood (Quartier DIX30), so I'm scared to see what they'll do with Griffintown. Also, I don't know how the real estate market will react after the sudden addition of so many condos.

    2. A.J. Kandy 73 months ago | reply

      Well, at the public consultations, they said that these are all just "copy and paste" speculative designs to show massing, this isn't the final architecture. Even so, you're going to have 20-storey towers overshadowing 2 and 3-storey row houses...it's not ideal. It's probably also going to create a traffic nightmare with everyone going to get into the underground parking...it's already a traffic jam area at rush hour as people take De la Montagne, Peel and Wellington to get to the south-shore bridges.

    3. jerbeaer 35 months ago | reply

      condo bullshirt!!!!! build a community not gentrification!

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