MONTREAL — Beaconsfield’s Angell Woods isn’t the only green space on the Island of Montreal that has residents clamouring to protect it.
The battle lines are being drawn in the fight to save yet another green space on the island.
On one side is Real Menard, the Coderre administration’s head of parks and green spaces. On the other side, the Friends of Meadowbrook Park.
Unlike the situation with Angell Woods, Meadowbrook is a park that straddles more than one municipal jurisdiction.
The land sits in both Cote St. Luc and Lachine. The Cote St. Luc section is safe because it’s zoned recreational.
But the Lachine part is zoned residential, and there is a developer who wants to build on it.
The Friends of Meadowbrook told Global News that it’s Real Menard’s job to protect green spaces on the island — and if he’s not going to do it he should be replaced.
They claim Menard is eager to allow development on part of the Lachine tract of land, which would see several high-rise buildings with up to 700 residences.
This is not acceptable to the Friends Of Meadowbrook.
On Wednesday evening, they’re making their case at a public meeting at City Hall at a Montreal urban master development plan meeting.
The Friends Of Meadowbrook are making their plea to have all of the Meadowbrook land deemed recreational to protect the entire green space.