Montreal Gazette

PLANNING A CUSTOM-BUILT COMMUNITY

Phase 1 of Westbury Montreal, an eight-phase developmen­t, is scheduled to start constructi­on this year

- MEGAN MARTIN

After the success of its mammoth Rouge project, which featured the creation of the Le Triangle neighbourh­ood near the intersecti­on of Town of Mount Royal and Côtedes-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Devmont has announced plans for a new custom-built community: Westbury Montreal.

Located in the same region as the Rouge site, Westbury Montreal will be built on the 370,000-squarefoot plot of land previously occupied by Armstrong Industries.

The developmen­t will consist of eight phases, totalling more than 1.1 million square feet of constructi­on. The first two phases, Primma Condominiu­ms, will contain 224 condominiu­ms and 60,000 square feet of retail space including a supermarke­t, pharmacy, daycare, and restaurant­s.

There will be two other phases of condo buildings, featuring approximat­ely 300 units, to be built at a later date.

The community will also include a 250-room branded hotel, as well as a 12-storey office building, and two phases of residentia­l rental units. The neighbourh­ood will feature a 40,000-square-foot centrally located park, and plenty of amenities.

Constructi­on of the first phase will start by the end of 2017 and will be completed by the beginning of 2019. The entire project is scheduled to be finished by 2023.

“It’s all about the mixed-use space, which guarantees you have everything you need in close proximity and ensures the kind of variety that makes a neighbourh­ood great,” said Marc Lefort, vicepresid­ent, sales and marketing, at Devmont.

“The neighbourh­ood itself will transform completely.”

Condos for sale will range from one- to three-bedroom units, as well as spacious penthouses. The sizes will vary between 550 and 1,500 square feet, and prices will range from $190,000 and $700,000.

As in its previous projects, Devmont has included a wide variety of customizab­le options that Westbury

It’s all about the mixed-use space, which guarantees you have everything you need in close proximity and ensures the kind of variety that makes a neighbourh­ood great.

buyers can choose from when creating their units.

“You can select the floor that perfectly reflects your vision from the different colours and types of wood on offer,” Lefort said. “All the units are supplied with durable high-quality engineered hardwood floors made in Quebec.”

Buyers can also choose from several kinds of kitchen cupboards and have the option to select quartz or granite for their countertop­s. Ceramic, glass mosaic, or painted glass backsplash­es are available as well, depending on buyers’ personal preference­s.

Aside from the high quality of the condos themselves and the ability to customize several options, the many amenities planned in the condo buildings and elsewhere in the Westbury Montreal community will be most attractive to buyers.

“It comes down to access and services,” Marc Lefort said. “Because the developmen­t delivers everything you could want from a neighbourh­ood, and the location offers quick and easy access to downtown, the result is a great quality of life.”

The Montreal market has a healthy appetite for planned communitie­s such the latest project by Devmont, said Martin Rouleau, real-estate broker with Engel & Völkers.

“I feel this is where the market is headed,” Rouleau said. “Today, people are busier than ever and having services close by is a great advantage; buyers are looking to save time, and a project like Westbury Montreal delivers exactly that.”

In addition to its uniquely inclusive community setup, Westbury Montreal’s location on the borders of several neighbourh­oods is another key selling point.

“It’s right by Highways 40 and 15, and walking distance between two métro stations,” Lefort said. “Whether you’re driving or taking the métro, you can be downtown in just 10 minutes. It’s also close to three of Montreal’s four main universiti­es, and three hospitals.”

Moreover, the area around Westbury Montreal may be transforme­d in the coming years by the constructi­on of the proposed Royalmount shopping complex in T.M.R. at the junction of Highways 15 and 40. The project is slated to be a multifacet­ed megacomple­x similar to the Quartier DIX30 in Brossard.

“All the neighborho­ods around Le Triangle and Décarie will change in the coming years,” Rouleau said. “Condos will gain a lot of value, especially with the Royalmount mall coming soon. It’s important to invest now, and I feel clients will understand that and choose Westbury Montreal.”

 ?? ARTIST’S RENDERINGS COURTESY OF DEVMONT ?? Westbury residents will be able to take advantage of various common areas and amenities, including this gym.
ARTIST’S RENDERINGS COURTESY OF DEVMONT Westbury residents will be able to take advantage of various common areas and amenities, including this gym.
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A terrace off the communal lounge and recreation room will afford a dramatic view of the city.
 ??  ?? Devmont’s Westbury Montreal developmen­t will be built on a plot of land previously occupied by Armstrong Industries.
Devmont’s Westbury Montreal developmen­t will be built on a plot of land previously occupied by Armstrong Industries.
 ?? ARTIST’S RENDERING COURTESY OF DEVMONT ?? This lounge area, available to Westbury residents, opens onto the terrace shown on Page G1.
ARTIST’S RENDERING COURTESY OF DEVMONT This lounge area, available to Westbury residents, opens onto the terrace shown on Page G1.

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