Ludovic Matthews

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Commented on Parking Redevelopment CF Fairview Pointe Claire 1 week, 6 days ago
An outdoor urban park for one which is lacking in WI. A new public forest. A first real transit/pedestrian oriented development in Quebec An indoor live show/ music hall which is inexistant in WI and or any other public/cultural facility you can think of that could integrate within the property and offer complicity between your needs and those of the local residents.
Commented on Parking Redevelopment CF Fairview Pointe Claire 1 week, 6 days ago
I live in Pointe Claire
Commented on Parking Redevelopment CF Fairview Pointe Claire 1 week, 6 days ago
Public transportation
Commented on Parking Redevelopment CF Fairview Pointe Claire 1 week, 6 days ago
I want a pedestrian only commercial street from REM station to your food court entrance. A hotel short stay extended stay building corner Fairview Ave & A40 with a cultural facility and/or indoor music hall groundfloor and plaza with rooftop hotel restaurant and amenities. With all the projects you plan on having every proximity retail option should be accounted for. You should be striving for an outdoor lifestyle type centre with residential and or office use above. Every building should be mixed-use with the highest environmental/sustainable standards. I hear even a public library would increase patronage throughout your property.
Commented on Parking Redevelopment CF Fairview Pointe Claire 6 months ago
Empirical data clearly states that the most effective way to increase public transit ridership and to move away from a car-centric ‘utopia’ is to generate pedestrian and active transportation friendly developments where users live, work and play. Why build 500 parking spaces with very limited revenue and little social benefit, when you could build 500 homes with families who live and can walk to all their necessities.

More importantly though, and as you say, its not up to CF to build what the CDPQ deemed to be non-viable, poor return on investment for the environment and curbing climate change while having a limited impact on significantly increasing ridership.

Further, imagine saving 20 min. of commute time using REM, to then losing 15 min trying to get out of a 500 parking lot structure at rush hour. ;)
Supported a comment by Wanda Holst on Parking Redevelopment CF Fairview Pointe Claire 6 months ago
Wanda Holst
My husband and I are finding it difficult to manage a large yard. Driving will become an issue as we get older. A community where we can rent a spacious condo or apartment is definitely in our plans in the next few years. Access to shopping, transportation, entertainment and outdoor space would be perfect for us.