A New Project for a West Island “Downtown” is on the Horizon
There’s a new project in the works for a “downtown” West Island. Industry leader operator, investor and developer, Cadillac Fairview is planning to build the project next to the existing Fairview Mall in Pointe-Claire. The idea is to create an urban landscape around the mall with offices, condos, apartments, restaurants and other services. West Island realtors and the West Island community are excited about the project because it responds to this suburban area’s growing real estate needs.
The ambitious project was announced in October of 2020 and promises to provide the services and amenities of an urban lifestyle, where your home, work, transportation, and shopping are within walking distance, while still maintaining the suburban feel of green, open spaces and peaceful living.
Connected to Fairview Pointe–Claire Shopping Centre
This huge development will be built on 20 hectares of land west of the Fairview Pointe-Claire shopping centre. The land was originally reserved for John Abbott College but was bought by CF in 2013. The Fairview mall has been around for over 50 years and is the largest shopping centre in the West Island, drawing roughly 8 million visitors every year. The project will enhance this already vibrant, bustling environment and create an urban hub buzzing with life, work, and entertainment.
The project includes office towers and residential towers with 5000 residential units, a seniors residence, a boutique hotel, and main street shops next to rental apartments and condos. The aim is to appeal to both young adults and retired empty nesters.
The REM Station at the Core of the Project
Another great feature of the new project is that a REM station and bus terminal will be right at the core of the development, facilitating transit and reducing the need for cars. The ideal location of the REM station will be an added benefit on both the residential and office fronts.
The project will be carried out in phases. Phase I includes the transformation of the former Sears into a two-level Simons store, which is due for 2022, along with a new food court and terraces. Phase II will include office and rental towers and plans for an eight-storey, 150-room boutique hotel, and a 21-storey, 400-unit seniors residence. Phase III will be fully residential with a combination of condos, rental units, mid-rise and high-rise buildings, and townhouses. It will also include an oval-shaped park at the center of the development which will connect to a main street.
The Best of Both Worlds
This massive project will breath new life into the West Island and give downtown Montreal some serious competition! Imagine a place where you can have the best of both worlds: the green spaces, community, and peace of mind of the suburbs and the amenities, services, and entertainment of urban living. A place where you can work, play and live all within walking distance. West Island real estate will be hard to resist!