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Schéma d’aménagement et de développement de l’agglomération de Montréal - Projet[/h]Le projet de schéma d’aménagement et de développement établit les lignes directrices de l’organisation physique du territoire de l’agglomération, tel que l’exige la Loi sur l’aménagement et l’urbanisme (LAU). Il guidera les décisions relatives à l’aménagement du territoire de l’ensemble des administrations municipales de l’agglomération : municipalités reconstituées, Ville de Montréal et ses arrondissements.

Le projet de schéma s’inscrit dans la poursuite de l’entrée en vigueur, en 2012, du Plan métropolitain d’aménagement et de développement (PMAD) de la Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) et en conformité avec les orientations de celui-ci. Une fois adopté, le nouveau schéma remplacera le schéma présentement en vigueur.

Ce document fera l’objet d’une consultation publique, en octobre et novembre 2014, menée par laCommission sur le schéma d’aménagement et de développement de Montréal.


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[TD][h=3]Télécharger les différentes sections du document[/h]

Chapitre 1 - La vision d'avenir


Chapitre 2 - Les grandes orientations d'aménagement et de développement


Chapitre 3 - L'affectation du sol et la densité d'occupation


Chapitre 4 - Le document complémentaire


Sigles, glossaire, bibliographie et annexes



[h=3]Télécharger la version complète du document[/h] (le téléchargement du document complet et des annexes peut prendre plusieurs minutes)





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[h=1]Projet de schéma d'aménagement et de développement de l'agglomération de Montréal[/h][h=3]22 septembre 2014[/h]La Commission sur le schéma d'aménagement et de développement de Montréal vous invite à participer, cet automne, à la consultation publique portant sur le projet de schéma d'aménagement et de développement de Montréal.

La consultation publique se déroulera, cet automne, en trois parties. La première partie, séances d'information, aura lieu en octobre et sera consacrée à la présentation du projet de schéma par la Direction de l'urbanisme ainsi qu'aux questions du public. La deuxième partie, audition des opinions, aura lieu en novembre. L'adoption des recommandations de la commission fera l'objet de la troisième partie.

La population est invitée à participer, lors de la période de questions et de commentaires du public, débutant le mardi 7 octobre 2014. L'assemblée publique de consultation se tient au Marché Bonsecours, salle Vieux-Montréal, 350, rue St-Paul Est (Métro Champ-de-Mars) à compter de 19 h.

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Four West Island mayors vote against agglo urban plan


Four West Island mayors voted against the recently adopted Montreal agglomeration master urban plan, objecting to a few items dealing with noise levels and land use for properties adjacent to highways and rail lines.


The disputed clauses are not well-defined, according to Baie-d’Urfé Mayor Maria Tutino, who, along with her counterparts from Dorval, Kirkland and Pointe-Claire, voted against the adoption of the urban plan.


Some of the clauses in question, which aim to offer criteria to promote safety, were not included in the draft of the regional urban development plan and were only presented to the West Island mayors about two weeks before the Jan. 29 agglomeration council meeting.


The disputed clauses restrict land use on properties if located adjacent to highways or railways and if noise levels are above a set limit. One clause restricts residential development on adjacent properties if it is within 300 metres of a highway and if the outside sound level is above 55 decibels.


Concerns raised over the clauses include the size of the territory impacted, the notion of acquired rights and how realistic would it be to implement the new requirements in well-established areas and what the consequences would be if they were not respected, Tutino said.


Montreal officials rejected an amendment proposed by the Association of Suburban Municipalities that had called for the disputed clauses to only come into force a year after the adoption of the rest of the urban plan. The option to delay the vote to iron out these concerns was also rejected, Tutino said.


“It would have given everyone the necessary time to properly study the contentious articles and propose text revisions that would have been clear and unambiguous to all,” she added.


Pointe-Claire Mayor Morris Trudeau said the disputed sections of the urban plan, as currently written, may lead to loss of value for residential properties located along highways, expressways, high-volume roads, and railway lines. With highways 20 and 40 and two major railway lines running the length of the city, about 25 per cent of Pointe-Claire’s residential units could be affected, he stated, adding the new restrictions could prevent residential usage whenever sounds from a transport corridor can be heard outside a house at levels of 55 decibels or more.


“Fifty-five decibels is the equivalent of an ordinary conversation. These restrictions apply to an area within 300 metres of a railway right-of-way or a major road,” he continued.


Trudeau, however, said he will ensure that his city’s planning bylaws, while complying with the new regional plan, will protect the acquired rights of existing properties.


Kirkland Mayor Michel Gibson expressed concerns the new regional urban plan might partially impact the potential redevelopment of the former Merck campus along the north side Highway 40 service road. A portion of this sprawling industrial property, towards Brunswick Blvd., is being considered for residential development, he said.


Overall, the new regional urban plan is a good tool, Gibson said, though he scoffed at some of the last-minute clauses since it could affect the application of Kirkland’s zoning.


With concordance bylaws related to the urban plan to be adopted over the next six to eight months, Gibson said he hopes issues regarding these disputed clauses can be resolved and that some amendments, if required, could be implemented.


Meanwhile, Montreal executive committee member Russell Copeman, who heads its urban planning committee and sits on the agglomeration council, said he has already explained and written to the suburban mayors in response to their concerns. He pointed out these noise level conditions mainly deal with pockets of vacant lots that are directly adjacent, or contiguous, to highways, main arteries, such as Sources Blvd, or rail lines.


“Sometimes the wording can be a bit confusing, but in our minds it’s quite clear,” Copeman said.


One section of the urban plan calls for noise levels to be under 40 decibels inside a residential building situated less than 30 metres from adjacent railroad tracks or high-volume roads, he said.


Copeman said acquired property rights for existing buildings will not be compromised by these conditions.


“Current structures that are affected by this are protected by acquired property rights, there’s no doubt in the legal department of the city of Montreal,” he added. “I can’t be any more affirmative. We’ve checked three or four times with our legal department.”


Another clause, included in the urban plan due to the prompting of the province, was added in January and deals with new construction on specific properties indicated on a particular map or if a lot is part of a special planning program. It requires noise levels be under 40 decibels inside a building for adjacent properties which are under 300 metres from highways, Copeman said, pointing out there are not that many of these sensitive areas in the West Island.


“It’s so few lots that it’s virtually a non-issue,” he said, adding he “is a bit mystified” by the opposition expressed by the West Island mayors.


“We did everything we possibly could to explain this to our colleagues,” he continued. “The document was adopted by the agglomeration council and the final safeguard for the suburban cities is that they have to write their own urban plan. It’s their local urban plan that has the force of law. All they have to do is interpret their urban plan in the way we think it should be interpreted and we think everything will be just fine. They can go as far as to add a sentence in their local urban plan that current construction is protected by acquired rights. That’s all they have to do. It’ll be solved.”


Even if some future residential redevelopment projects located next to highways 20 or 40 fall under these new noise guidelines, Copeman said it makes sense to ensure construction standards are set high enough to quell noise pollution. “It’s a health issue,” he said.


“If they can’t get the exterior noise levels below 55 decibels, well maybe then there shouldn’t be houses there,” he added.




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