A Senneville housing project has gotten a unanimous green light from town council.
Eighty-four single-family homes are slated to be built off Senneville Road in the small West Island town.
“When we made the model, we really felt like this was going to be a beautiful project,” said Nima Fazilat, the project architect.
It’s Senneville’s largest residential development in years.
Each home will be built on about 11,000 square feet of land.
The plans state that 30 per cent of the natural green space and 80 per cent of the trees will be preserved.
“We placed the homes in what would be the fairway so that the least number of trees would have to be cut down,” Fazilat said.
Unlike previous development proposals at the site, this particular project was unanimously adopted by council.
Many residential projects in neighbouring West Island communities were met with strong opposition.
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is currently in a bitter dispute with a developer over a housing project in its north end.
Pierrefonds-Roxboro isn’t having an easy time in its efforts to build more than 5,000 homes on private land.
Beaconsfield residents killed a housing project off Saint-Charles Boulevard, forcing the developer to go back to the drawing board.
On the contrary, officials believe Senneville’s new housing project could increase the town’s population by 25 per cent, a considerable amount for the semi-rural area.
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