Very true. Not only is half of that pink space already slated for development (as can be seen on the 5000 Jean Talon topic), but this whole area is right across the expressway from the new hippodrome development and the (admittedly vague) 5400 Jean Talon proposal. With all this going on, there would be a strong argument to connect Namur station with a much needed new Exo station nearby, which you also mentioned. It is only a matter of time before the rest of the area you highlighted, as well as the block across Jean Talon where the station is located, is developed. Maybe even cover those two blocks of Decarie between the train tracks and Pare, to create a seamless neighbourhood. One can dream!
I think this is something we should be evaluating anywhere around the Décarie we’re looking to develop, particularly within walking distance to a Métro Station. Covering even 400m stretches here and there with parks could make a huge differences in the area making the Décarie (and therefore land near the orange line) much more attractive to development.
I don’t know if we can call it ‘‘willingness’’ or electoral opportunity for the Anjou cover. If they were willing, they would have shown a concrete plan for Ville-Marie that we all wait for decade for a cover over it, same for Décarie, they would have proposed more ideas for segments for this on. The 25 was never really an issue before they came with their ‘’ Porte de l’Est’’ proposal.
I would be convince if the governement propose something for this location, since there is litteraly project going on on each side of the this sector and it will keep increase more & more.
Wow, magnifique. J’espère vraiment que cela se réalisera tel quel, ou presque. Et si ce projet ne sera pas visible de Décarie, alors il sera intéressant de faire le petit détour afin de voir un petit bijou bien caché hors des sentiers battus.