In June last year, KCAP won the competition to redesign a 420 hectare space. The aim is to create a very dense mixed-use development and green environment, notably through the public spaces, multiple green spaces, and restored ecosystems. The masterplan also includes measures to preserve port heritage and open up the zone to the historic city.
The aim is to support the growth of the port’s activity and improve urban integration. Examples include the creation of a new fishing port, and the relocation and increased capacity for a new shipyard, for which a call for tenders has just been launched. Similarly, the new cruise terminal, with capacity for 500,000 passengers, is intended to help the city become a major tourist destination. In the historic zone, the tower housing the port authority and various port stakeholders should be completed by the end of March. Eventually, the port’s activities, the medina site and waterfront area will be completely restructured and requalified.
A quarter of a century after it closed, Silo 5, an emblematic building in Montreal’s Vieux Port district, Silo 5 is set to become the heart of new mixed-used district with housing, shops, a hotel, and leisure and tourist facilities. The request for proposals to redevelop the silo and the Pointe du Moulin site is based on the responses obtained during the associated public consultation. Priority will be given to showcasing the silo and its industrial history, and the building could be used to create spectacular viewpoints!