March 01 2018

Potential development of golf course: Residents' Wishes Will Prevail

Rosemère, March 1, 2018 – In the context of the latest developments regarding the eventual sale of the Rosemère golf course, Mayor Eric Westram wishes to reiterate the Town's position regarding potential projects at this site:

We are not considering any changes to the present zoning of the golf course. Our priority is still to preserve as much green space as possible. In this regard, I want to send a clear message to all the real estate developers interested in this matter: The eventual development of the golf course would be carried out according to Rosemerites' wishes and not the wishes of real estate developers. It is important that these developers understand our position and that no ambiguity remains in their minds. We certainly do not want to create false hopes in this regard," stated the Mayor of Rosemère.

As it may be recalled, the current zoning on the parcel of land along Labelle Boulevard allows for the construction of residential and commercial buildings of up to four (4) storeys in size. The rest of the golf course has been zoned as public land, and therefore allowing for sports, cultural and community activities, for example.

Strategic reflection on the urbanistic vision of the Town

With this in mind, the Town will initiate a strategic reflection, in 2018, on the urbanistic vision of the regional hub of Highway 117 (Curé-Labelle Boulevard).

"It is essential to stop and reflect on the development of this major hub in our town. As a community, we must define a shared vision that will guide the long-term development of this very important area. Rosemerites will be involved in these considerations through public consultations. At the end of this process, we will need to have an overall, consensus-based plan for the development of this strategic area, for the sake of the harmonious development of our community for years to come," added Eric Westram.

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