Mayor Anthony Housefather and I held a meet and greet at City Hall on August 19 for some of the newest residents of Côte Saint-Luc and District 2, more specifically those who now live at Les Cours Marc Chagall and the Quartier Cavendish Centrepoint development.
Les Cours Marc Chagall is a 21 unit town house complex in which co-owners began moving in last fall. The land was originally zoned for a strip mall, but I was active with our mayor in working with council to rezone it residential. Homes at the Quartier Cavendish are taking shape and we will have a gorgeous development in place before long.
Last week the mayor and I took a walkabout with city staff and some residents of Les Cours Marc Chagall to discuss different matters related to their property.
What will become of the land next to Les Cours Marc Chagall? This is a question we get asked frequently. Our longterm plan is to put a park there, possibly even moving Isadore Goldberg Park which is now tucked between two buildings on Sir Walter Scott. In the interim, we want to see the land properly grassed with the idea of at least placing some park benches there.,
The mayor gave residents an excellent overview of what our city has to offer. This was of particular interest to a family of four which recently moved here from Brossard.
We discussed the snow dump, traffic, the Cavendish-KIldare intersection, a planned small commercial establishment next to Beth Chabad, our Aquatic and Community Centre and how to stay on top of the latest available city information.
The residents from Centrepoint seemed excited about being part of such a new development, which continues to grow in size. One young man is a physician who grew up in Dollard; another a teacher and chazan sheni ( a second cantor) who moved here from Snowdon after growing tired of making the 35 minute walk to his synagogue. They were elated to be part of our community.
We reminded the residents how accessible we are, by telephone, email or direct contact just like this.
Councillor Glenn J. Nashen joined us for our meeting with the Centrepoint residents. Some of the homes in that complex are in his District 6. In the coming weeks he will be meeting with them. In the meantime, Glenn helped answer a number of questions about traffic and public safety.