The Le Newman mixed-use residential project, Montréal, Qué., seeks to set the tone in transforming the urban fabric of the sector of LaSalle/Angrignon. The expansive community-focused project will include a variety of residential products, high-quality architecture, sustainable construction and site management, and integration of the project in its surroundings.
Le Newman will feature three distinct buildings located on a 20,000-m2 (215,278-sf) lot where more than half the space will consist of green areas (terraces and paths). Located a few streets from Angrignon Park, this huge project will accommodate 950 residential units (DevMcGill condos, a Mostra available for rental, and a Jazz residence for active retirees). It seeks to help revitalize a former commercial site where four automobile dealerships were located.
Developed by Cogir Real Estate in partnership with Welltower and designed by NEUF architect(e)s, Le Newman will help residents retake a commercial space.
With the residence for active retirees reaching the maximum height of 16 storeys (65 m [213 ft]), the overall approach will favour a transition in the elevation of the buildings to 14 for the rental buildings, whose top will be recessed to give it some lightness and to reduce the sensation of height. The condo structure (phase 1) will rise to 15 storeys and will also be slightly recessed at the higher floors.
Sustainable development initiatives
The sector’s revitalization will be a function, in part, of an integrated mixed neighbourhood. With this in mind, outdoor green spaces will be laid out, and they will feature some community equipment for the project. The large paved surfaces which were present on the site will be removed and there will be a clear preference for materials that have low volatile organic compound (VOC) content. The development of space that promotes sound waste management will comply with the LaSalle Borough standards.
The official launch will take place in October.