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Site Development and Architectural Integration Plan (PIIA)

Site Development and Architectural Integration Plan (PIIA)

An application for a permit or a certificate must be submitted before a PIIA is reviewed. Application fees must be paid at the time of submission, and the permit application must include plans and documents.

Identifying the project categories that should be subject to review when the application for a permit or certificate is submitted lets the borough ensure the quality of the implementation and the architectural integration while taking into account the specificities of each application.


This project review based on discretionary and non-normative criteria promotes the identification of innovative and adapted solutions stemming from an open exchange between the borough and the applicant. That is the case, for example, for the construction and demolition of a main building, the visible expansion of a public road other than a alleyway, new commercial signs located on Rue Wellington and Rue de l’Église, etc.


Your project will be tabled before the Urban Advisory Committee (CCU), which meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Applicants must include five paper copies of the supporting documents required with the application as well as an electronic copy.


See the UAC meeting calendar for more on project application deadlines.

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Construction

Any new building construction requires that an application for approval be submitted for a Site Development and Architectural Integration Plan (PIIA). The application is free. A permit application must be submitted with the application for PIIA approval, and permit application fees will be applied. Permit fees must be paid when the PIIA application is submitted. Following the review of the file, the Urban Advisory Committee will forward its recommendations to the borough council. Only the borough council holds decision-making authority. Once the committee issues its resolution, a permit may be issued by the Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises.


Required supporting documents

  • A location map indicating the proposed building: include eight paper copies and an electronic copy;
  • A facade elevation plan: include eight paper copies and an electronic copy;
  • A review report on architectural criteria for the sector: include eight paper copies and an electronic copy;
  • A sample of the materials that will be used, particularly the brick;
  • A sketch of the surrounding atmosphere, depicting the new building and the neighbouring buildings.

Regulations to observe

Creating quality architecture that harmonizes with that of the buildings already constructed in the zone and in neighbouring zones. The following criteria must be met:

  1. Similarity of exterior siding materials;
  2. Presence of and similarity between masonry ashlar;
  3. Respect for the bulk and proportions of neighbouring buildings;
  4. Similarity in the composition of fenestration;
  5. Quality of ornamental and stylistic components and quality of the modulation of walls;
  6. Layout of the building consistent with sight lines or the end points of sight lines created for all the constructions in the zone and in neighbouring zones.

Application procedure

To submit an application for a PIIA and for details on applicable fees,
please contact:
Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises
4555 Rue de Verdun, bureau 109

Opening hours

For further information, please call 311 or go to the Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises (DAUSE), located at 4555 Rue de Verdun, bureau 109.

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Demolition

Any new building construction requires that an application for approval be submitted for a Site Development and Architectural Integration Plan (PIIA). The application is free. A permit application must be submitted with the application for PIIA approval, and permit application fees will be applied. Permit fees must be paid when the PIIA application is submitted. Following the review of the file, the Urban Advisory Committee will forward its recommendations to the borough council. Only the borough council holds decision-making authority. Once the committee issues its resolution, a permit may be issued by the Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises.

Required supporting documents

  • A location map indicating the proposed building: include eight paper copies and an electronic copy;
  • A facade elevation plan: include eight paper copies and an electronic copy;
  • A review report on architectural criteria for the sector: include eight paper copies and an electronic copy;
  • A sample of the materials that will be used, particularly the brick;
  • A sketch of the surrounding atmosphere, depicting the new building and the neighbouring buildings.

Regulations to observe

  1. Creating quality architecture that harmonizes with that of the buildings already constructed in the zone and in neighbouring zones. The following criteria must be met:
  2. Similarity of exterior siding materials;
  3. Presence of and similarity between masonry ashlar;
  4. Respect for the bulk and proportions of neighbouring buildings;
  5. Similarity in the composition of fenestration;
  6. Quality of ornamental and stylistic components and quality of the modulation of walls;
  7. Layout of the building consistent with sight lines or the end points of sight lines created for all the constructions in the zone and in neighbouring zones.

Application procedure

To submit an application for a PIIA and for details on applicable fees,
please contact:
Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises
4555 Rue de Verdun, bureau 109


Opening hours

For further information, please call 311 or go to the Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises (DAUSE), located at 4555 Rue de Verdun, bureau 109.

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Signs

A certificate of authorization is required to erect, expand, reconstruct, modify, move, place, install, finish or paint a sign within Verdun borough territory.

Approval of the Site Development and Architectural Integration Plan (PIIA) is required before applying for a sign authorization certificate, in the following cases:

  • Non-standard sign;
  • Sign detached from a building;
  • Sign on Rue Wellington and Rue de l’Église.

The fees associated with a sign authorization certificate must be defrayed at the time of application for a PIIA.

These types of applications are reviewed by the Urban Advisory Committee and the recommendations are forwarded to the borough council. Only the council holds decision-making authority. Once the council has issued its resolution, the permit may be issued by the Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises.


Supporting documents required with an application for approval of the PIIA (five paper copies and an electronic copy)

  • The family name, given name, address and, where applicable, the corporate name of the person using or operating the establishment for which the application is submitted and, where applicable, the family name, given name and address of his or her agent or representative;
  • The family name, given name and address of the owner of the building on which the sign will be installed;
  • The name and address of the contractor charged with installing the sign;
  • List of materials used, colours, lighting method and sign mounting system;
  • A scale dimensional drawing: include eight paper copies and an electronic copy showing:
    • The dimensions and area of the sign cited in the PIIA application as well as the  dimensions and area of any sign already installed on the building;
    • The height of the sign in relation to the average vertical grade directly under the sign;
    • The inscription on each face of the sign;
    • The dimensions and details of the facade on which the sign will be installed and the exact position of the sign and any sign already installed;
  • Front facing photos showing the facade on which the sign will be installed, as well as the facades of neighbouring buildings;
  • Photos taken parallel to the direction of the street, showing the succession of signs and the general environment on the city block where the sign will be installed;
  • A photo montage or visual simulation showing the facade, the new sign and any existing sign that will be preserved.
  • Supporting documents required with the application for a commercial sign certificate

 

Certificate of commercial occupancy compliant with the municipal by-law;

  • The family name, given name and address of the owner of the occupancy or the establishment cited in the application and of their authorized agent, if applicable;
  • The family name, given name and address of the contractor who installs it;
  • Details on the proposed work;
  • The application must include the following documents:
    • Two copies of the scale plans showing the general dimensions and area of the sign; its height above grade; the drawing it features (illustration and lettering) as well as the position of the said sign on the building or ground;
  • In the case of a sign on a post or a toe wall, a scale plan showing any limit of right-of-way on a public road, any property limit on which the proposed sign would be erected, the location of the sign on the property in relation to any other structure present on the property;
  • In the case of a sign on a building or a structure, a scale plan showing the full width of the building facade and the exact location of the sign;
  • List of all materials, lighting method and method used to mount the sign;
  • As many photographs, taken in the 30 days preceding the application date, as is necessary to show:
    • The exterior aspect of the building on which the sign is installed;
    • Any part of the building wall visible from the outside;
    • Any existing sign at the time of the application.

Applications for approval of the PIIA and commercial sign certificate

Direction de l’aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises
4555 Rue de Verdun, bureau 109

Opening hours
For further information, please call 311 or go to the Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises (DAUSE), at 4555 Rue de Verdun, bureau 109.

Fees

  • Approval of each PIIA: no fees
  • Commercial sign certificate, based on the area of the sign or advertising display: see Fees
  • Installation or modification of an advertising display: see Fees

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Visible expansion - Public road

Any visible expansion of a public road other than an alleyway requires that an application for approval be submitted for a Site Development and Architectural Integration Plan (PIIA). The application is free. A permit application must be submitted with the PIIA application, and permit application fees will be applied. Permit fees must be paid when the PIIA application is submitted. Following the review of the file, the Urban Advisory Committee (CCU) will forward its recommendations to the borough council. Only the council holds decision-making authority. Once the council issues its resolution, a permit may be issued by the Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises.

Required supporting documents

  • A location map indicating the proposed lay-out: include five paper copies and an electronic copy;
  • A facade elevation plan: include five copies and an electronic copy;
  • A review report on architectural criteria for the sector: include five copies and an electronic copy;
  • A sample of the materials that will be used, particularly the brick;
  • A colour sketch of the ambience, depicting the new building and neighbouring buildings.

Regulations to observe

Creating superior quality architecture that harmonizes with that of the building already constructed. The following criteria must be met:

  1. Consider the character of the building to expand, notably the type, expression and architectural features, such as siding, coping and openings;
  2. Consider the treatment of expansions on a building of the same type, in terms of dimensions, layout in relation to principal volume, and architectural features specific to expansions;
  3. Respect, highlight or adapt to the architectural expression of the building or ensure compatibility in regards to form and materials, in accordance with the building’s architectural value;
  4. Consider its effects on the property and neighbouring structures so as to preserve, highlight or be compatible with the character of the lot and the community in which it is located, in accordance with their value;
  5. Ensure that the implementation of the building is consistent with the sight lines or end points of sight lines created by all the structures or landscaping.
  6. Application procedure

Submit an PIIA application:

Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises
4555 Rue de Verdun, bureau 109

Opening hours

For further information, please call 311 or go to the Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises (DAUSE), located at 4555 Rue de Verdun, bureau 109.

Fee

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