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Health must be at heart of eco-district

The former site of the Montreal Hippodrome
Photo credit: Hippodrome_Ville deMontréal

The federal and provincial governments, as well as the city of Montreal, are making a concerted effort to keep development plans for the Namur-Hippodrome eco-district moving forward.

The three levels of government have announced a $6 million investment to allow continuing studies on technical aspects and costs of structuring public transit, water supply and the pooling of services.

GALOPH (Groupe d'accélération pour l'optimisation du projet de l'hippodrome), created in May 2023 by the Quebec government and the city of Montreal, envisions a comprehensive and accessible neighborhood with innovative services, infrastructures, sustainable development and architecture for the 30,000 residents expected to live in the area.

“The health hub must be at the heart of such a development to enable future citizens to have local access to health and social services adapted to their needs,” states Lucie Tremblay, Associate CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, who acknowledges that the CIUSSS is a key stakeholder in the project.

The Namur-Hippodrome eco-district, which includes an affordable housing component to help address the ongoing housing crisis, is taking shape in the footprint of the former hippodrome, a 43.5-hectare site vacant for 14 years.

For more information, consult the  news release (French only).

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