Amid confusion, metropolis officers search to make clear standing of Dalle Parc


Feasibility research are actually stated to be full, regardless of earlier feedback on the contrary.

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The administration of Mayor Valérie Plante says town has accomplished early research to construct Dalle Parc — a nature park that includes a pedestrian and bicycle bridge on the Turcot Interchange — and hopes the province earmarks funds in its price range anticipated subsequent month.

“We’re hoping Quebec treats this undertaking as an necessary and main inexperienced infrastructure and we hope for a funding dedication,” Robert Beaudry, the chief committee member in control of giant parks, stated Friday.

In 2018, the province pledged to fund Dalle Parc, which might begin on the southern finish of Cavendish Blvd. in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and lengthen over the railroad tracks and Freeway 20, ending on the Lachine Canal linear park. The character park would additionally take within the former Turcot yards.

Beaudry stated research have been accomplished, and the planning course of is now within the “pre-project” stage.

“After we undergo a undertaking like this, we’ve a number of phases,” Beaudry stated. “The primary is feasibility, after which the pre-project stage is to find out the technical challenges and the prices to place the undertaking collectively so we are able to get a worldwide price range after which go into the belief stage.”

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Beaudry appeared to contradict government committee chairperson Benoit Dorais, who this week stated two more feasibility studies will have to be conducted, along with a pair which have already been carried out.

“It’s not that (the primary research) weren’t good, it’s simply that we’ve to look at just a few issues deeper,” Dorais stated Wednesday.

On the identical day, a press launch by the Plante administration additionally referred to extra feasibility research to be carried out.

Nonetheless, on Friday, Beaudry stated the feasibility part of the undertaking has been accomplished.

He stated the aim of Wednesday’s announcement was to verify the province and town will cut up the price of the research accomplished in 2019 and 2020.

Govt committee spokesperson Catherine Cadotte printed a corrected model of the press launch on Friday, stating the research had wrapped up.

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Reached by textual content message, Cadotte denied she and Dorais had been confused about whether or not the research had been carried out.

Beaudry, for his half, was categorical in regards to the research being accomplished, and stated Dorais was within the room when the findings of one of many research had been offered to the chief committee.

Reached Friday, opposition chief Lionel Perez stated the obvious contradictions present the Plante administration is content material to recycle outdated bulletins to provide the impression progress is being made on necessary recordsdata.

“It exhibits they’re not absolutely conscious of this file they usually’re not placing the precedence that they need to be on it,” stated Perez, the interim chief of Ensemble Montréal.

He added the feasibility research must be made public.

A request by the Montreal Gazette for copies of the research was declined Friday.

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