Fahey et associés was mandated by the City of Dorval in order to prepare its new Master Plan with the objective of structuring the future development of the city entirely on concepts of sustainable development, thereby broadening the scope normally given to this planning tool. The Master Plan document integrates different innovative concepts for urban development, including a TOD (Transit Oriented Development) approach.
Articulated around 5 living areas, the Master Plan aims to influence, in a significant manner, the urban forms of the City of Dorval in favour of a gradual densification along the perimeter of the public transportation poles, an intensification of activities close to the centre of the municipality (Dorval Avenue and the area surrounding the airport) as well as a consolidation of economic activities and employment sectors. In addition, two exercises in brainstorming (strategic dialogue with business partners and brainstorming charettes with citizens) were carried out.
A second phase of the Master Plan elaboration consisted of preparing a strategy for the application of the density thresholds indicated in the future Schéma de l’agglomération de Montréal (regional plan for the Montreal agglomeration) as well as the Metropolitan Land Use and Development Plan (PMAD) of the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal. Our team is working to develop an approach to facilitate the principle of densification in well-established living areas.
Fahey et associés was mandate by a private commercial developer to propose a location for the future LRT station within the Griffintown District of Montreal. To begin, a process identifying spaces available near the railway line that are conducive to accommodating a train station was carried out. Fahey et associés then carried out a more detailed evaluation of the potential sites considering the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for each one. Technical and financial constraints required by the establishment of this kind of facility (LRT Station), was also taken into account.
In addition, as a district with a residential character that is booming and is therefore very popular, the location of a LRT station constitutes a significant catalyst for development. Accordingly, an analysis of the commercial and office real estate market was executed by our team. This analysis allows us to study the projected impacts in the short, medium and long term within this rapidly changing urban fabric.
Fahey et associés was mandated by the City Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci in order to elaborate their vision for strategic development. This vision will ultimately impact the urban planning and zoning regulations as well as other by-laws.
The first step of this mandate was to develop, jointly with the municipality, the criteria for the analysis of the territory as well as what sustainable development objectives are desired to achieve. This step was essential to evaluate where the municipality currently sits and where it would like to go in the coming years.
The evaluation of the municipality was based on 4 structuring elements, namely environmental, economic, cultural and social. Influenced by the major guidelines of sustainable development, the municipal council members decided to add the cultural dimension in order to ensure that this element will be discussed in its own right during the charette process.
A second aspect of the mandate consisted of preparing a 2024 vision, a projection for the future of the city which deals with economic, social, environmental and cultural development. This vision allows the municipality to propose objectives and strategies for an integrated development of the municipality.
Fahey et associés, in collaboration with Urban Soland: Paysages Urbains and CIMA+, was mandated to design a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) neighbourhood along the perimeter of the Montréal / Saint‑Hilaire commuter train line.
The train station, constructed by the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) and more specifically the lands surrounding the train station, possess a great potential for development. The municipal stakeholders wish to build a new neighbourhood in order to establish new households in the territory, to diversify the housing typology and to create a mix of uses.