Park Ave Corridor Development Strategy
The Ave du Parc Light Rail Transit project offers an opportunity to create significant improvements to the neighbourhoods it passes through and to the city as a whole. To fully capitalize on the project, the involvement of multiple stakeholders at both the local and regional scale is required.
In this section you will find:
Section 4.1 – “Moving Forward” describes the the stakeholders in the project.
Section 4.2 – “Parc LRT; Live, Learn, Work & Play” provides a summary of the projects goals, and approach.
Section 5 – Reference Materials
4.1 Moving Forward
This project will demand a significant amount of financial support to realize. The federal, provincial and municipal governments are all stakeholders in public transportation, and this project will require capital and investment from all levels of government. We have reached a consensus point in that all levels of government have identified public transportation as critical to the future of Canadian cities. The time is right for investment in mass transit.
As part of the initiative to create stations to live, learn, work and play, the project must respect that it is being developed in an area with history and meaning to the community.
Consultation with existing organizations is an important step. Merchants associations, community groups, and residents all have a valuable perspective on the corridor, and insight on ways to make the project work better.
Early involvement with the community, though public consultation and town hall meetings will lead to easier implementation as local concerns have already been addressed within the consultation process, and community members can often identify problems and solutions on the ground that are not always apparent to the project leadership.
In order to best integrate the project into the community it will serve it must actively engage that community. Partnering with organizations that seek to improve the urban fabric along the corridor will lead to more positive outcomes.
Public – Private Partnerships
Public Private partnerships have been a useful method for delivering public projects, Though still in the planning stage the Ministry of Transport du Quebec (MTQ) has an established framework for public private partnerships that could be utilized. The MTQ currently accepts three types of PPP models. 1) Design-build-finance-operate (DBFO) 2) Design-Build 3) Area Maintenance and Management Contract.
Planned Urban Developments
Other primary and secondary development plans must also be consulted to insure complementary results. Our plan for the implementation of the Avenue du Parc LRT respects and follows the orientation of other major development plans in the area. Ongoing dialogue with these other stakeholders is important and will be of great benefit to it’s implementation.
4.2 The Park LRT: Live, Learn, Work & Play.
The implementation of the Avenue du Parc Light Rail Transit Line will build on the local neighbourhood character of the neighbourhoods it passes through and increase the corridors overall connectivity at both the local and regional scale.
The line’s implementation will allow for more vibrant neighbourhoods, more pedestrian friendly urban spaces and can be a catalyst to a better sense of community among the local and regional residents.
Using an integrated planning approach, creating a balanced and efficient transportation system, with dynamic places around the stations will allow for a corridor that offers multiple opportunities for residents to live, learn, work, and play.
5.1 Image References
1-4 Tremblay, M. 2009
1-3, 8-58 Tremblay, M. 2009
4 City of Montreal Archives www. Ville.montreal qc.ca
5 Light Rail Transit Association www. LRTA .info
6 Christopher DeWolf Flickr 2008
7 Andy Ducker www. Railpictures .net
6 Tremblay, M. 2009
1, 7-8, 15-16
Kloet, J. 2009
2 17-19, 21, 24
Tremblay, M. 2009
5 www. Lightrailnow .org
6 ww.railway-technology .com
9 blog.fagstein .com
10 Denis Jacquerye, 2005
12 www. Cis-streetfurniture .co.uk
20 www. hcm2 .com
22 maps.live .com
1,6,11 Flickr. 2008
2 Kloet, J. 2009
3-5/9-10 Barham D. 2009
7-8 Tremblay, M. 2009
1 Runnymede Consulting
2 Canada Photos. Http;//canadaphotos.compe
3 www. chilco.textdrive.com/~dmahugh/
4 Boris Johnson Consulting 2008
5 Quartier Des Spectacles Master Plan
5.2 Data References
Montreal Transportation Plan (2007) Reinvent Montreal. Ville de Montreal Service des infrastructures, transport et environment
Gospodini A., , & . (2005). Urban development, redevelopment and regeneration encouraged by transport infrastructure projects: The case study of 12 European cities. European Planning Studies. 13(7), 1083-1111.
Grumley, Tom. 1992. A Retrospective History of Montreal Streetcars A Centennial. www. railways.incanada .net/Circle_Articles/Article_Grumley04 .html Retrieved April 15th 2009.
Krashinsky, Susan 2009. Neighbourhoods: Avenue du Park. Montreal Magazine. www. Montrealmagazine .ca/MM/content/view/116/19/ Retrieved April 15th 2009.