Favour the conversion to mixed uses (including housing,
offices and retail stores) of the vacant or underused sites in certain parts
of the area, for example in the East Lachine Detailed Planning Area and east
of Autoroute 15.
Encourage the maintenance and consolidation of
economic activity in certain parts of the area, especially the Cabot district
and between the CP-Rockfield railway bridge and Autoroute15.
Support the rehabilitation of contaminated sites in order
to allow their development.
Respect the character of the built environment that is
representative of each part of the area, by favouring quality architecture
and urban design that is adapted to its environment.
Improve access to isolated sites and reinforce links between
the neighbourhoods located on either side of the Canal.
Consider developing a public transportation link along
the Canal between the Old Port and the Borough of Lachine.
Undertake intensive and integrated action in living environments
to be revitalized, particularly by improving the quality of housing and the
interface between heavy industry and the expressway network.
Evaluate the relocation of certain enterprises that are
incompatible with their surroundings.
In partnership with Parks Canada, complete the improvement
of the Lachine Canal (parks, public spaces, pedestrian trails and bikeways),
while giving special attention to public access to the Canal and the enhancement
of the basins.
Design the public realm along the Canal in order to facilitate
pedestrian, bicycle, public transportation and automobile travel.
Foster the preservation of buildings and equipment of
heritage value and take the archaeological potential of the area into account
when carrying out excavation work to ensure the preservation or documentation
of archaeological finds.