Take inspiration from Drummondville to develop the site of Aleris
Three-Rivers — The project Fortissimo, currently in the process of public consultation in Drummondville, closely modelled on the candidate for mayor of Trois-Rivières, Jean Lamarche, for the development of the site of the old factory Aleris. Mr. Lamarche, who traveled this week to meet with the mayor of Drummondville is Alexandre Cusson, sees this project as a potential inspiration that could easily be transferred on this site is currently being decontaminated by the ministry of the Environment.
“The site turned a former factory and is located close to a popular area that is in need of love. The City has chosen to conduct a number of public consultations to engage citizens in the development of this field,” noted Jean Lamarche.
Drummondville has therefore asked for the collaboration of the well-known architect Pierre Thibault and his colleague Jérôme Lapierre in arriving at the proposals of urban development in a sustainable development approach, and revitalization. It is from these proposals that the population drummondvilloise can today decide to think globally for the future development of this site.
“If you put on these glasses, they can see the site of the old factory Aleris not as a problem but as a great opportunity. It is a site with very high potential where we can think together in a purposeful development,” says Jean Lamarche.
With the close proximity of schools, many municipal services, parks, sports centres and many shops, Jean Lamarche believes in the potential of a development that would provide a space of cohabitation, joint. With the place as much for the social housing, row houses, single-family, detached collective, public walks and open green spaces, Jean Lamarche mentions that the City should be able to play a leadership role in this form of development that reflects the concerns of citizens, he believes.
The City, becoming owner of the land, might as well sell in lots to interested developers to develop, but under conditions and guidelines that it may issue for the spirit of the overall development is respected, ” notes Jean Lamarche, which will also see a strong potential in this development to make room for urban agriculture.
“The location of the site comes also greatly help the revitalization of the three commercial streets of this area, the streets Fusey, Saint-Laurent and Sainte-Madeleine”, adds the candidate to the town hall, which acknowledges, however, that it is still too early to be able to quantify in a realistic way such a commitment.