The ecological transition at the heart of the revision of urban planning regulations at VSP

The ecological transition at the heart of the revision of urban planning regulations at VSP

Since the fall of 2022, the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough has embarked on a major shift with the revision of its urban planning regulations so that development and construction projects on the territory meet the objectives in matter of ecological transition.

After the adoption, in October 2022, of a new regulation on special projects for the construction, modification or occupation of an immovable property (PPCMOI), new regulatory amendments are proposed in December 2022 and at the beginning of the year 2023. These revisions are the subject of public meetings and aim to improve the greening of properties, water retention, the reduction of heat islands, energy performance and the quality of living spaces. The regulations in question are those on zoning, site planning and architectural integration plans (PIIA) and conditional uses.

Public meeting

There will be a public meeting to learn more about the zoning by-law amendments and for residents to speak out on the subject on January 17, 2023, at 6 p.m. at405, avenue Ogilvy, salle 201. Alternatively residents can write with their ideas and their impressions of the project from December 12, 2022 to January 18, 2023

The main objectives

Achieving the City of Montreal’s objectives in terms of ecological transition

Fight against urban heat islands and preserve nature in the city;

Support citizens in the ecological transition;

Adopt efficient and effective standards;

Facilitate the understanding and application of regulations;

Find a balance between permissive and restrictive standards.

The changes in brief

Several regulations will be amended to allow the implementation of new development standards including new greener standards for roofs, the possibility to install energy collectors or solar panels on flat and sloped roofs, a white roof of the Saint-Bernardin school, better greening on the facade and in the courtyards and many others