MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT AND INTENSIFICATION IS PROJECTED TO BE THE TOP TREND IN CANADIAN CITIES IN 2014
MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT AND INTENSIFICATION IS PROJECTED TO BE THE TOP TREND IN CANADIAN CITIES IN 2014: HOW IS MONTRÉAL FARING?
The trend to inner city development activity continues to sweep across Canadian cities. Montréal is certainly no exception with a wide range of mixed-use developments occurring across the island. The evidence is very strong that successful cities need a vibrant mixed-use core where people gather and where commerce, culture, recreation, entertainment, education and inspiration meet. This session will examine the changes that the urban fabric of Montréal is undergoing, and wide range of real estate development activity that the city is continuing to experience. What type of innovative projects and city building are emerging in the inner city areas? What is the profile of their target groups? What are the key factors responsible for the growth of mixed-use formats? How is the concept of “work, live, play and learn” applying to the downtown Montréal market? What are challenges associated with creating a mixed-use project and its ownership structure that developers need to understand?