Based on the Plan’s goals and objectives, Map 3.1.1 shows the desired
designation for areas to be built or transformed and confirms the designation
of established areas. Excerpts of this map, for each borough, are presented
in Part II of the Master Plan.
Land use designations reflect the general nature
of the environments and, as such, are a departure from an overly normative
designation approach that would excessively divide the City’s territory.
These inclusive designations favour mixed use and encompass a variety of activities
that may take place within a single designation, in accordance with complementarity
or compatibility rules that will be defined in the boroughs’ urban planning
Based more on rationale than on detailed restrictions, this approach
allows for the adapted management of urban development and simplifies administrative
procedures. Thus, the Master Plan’s amending procedure will apply only
in cases with significant implications for the future of the City. Similarly,
this more inclusive approach will obviate the need for numerous concordance
by-laws, except where the Plan lays out a new vision of urban development.
3.1.1 presents and defines the nine different land use designations. The first
four are inclusive in nature and correspond to distinct urban environments.
The remaining five are essentially exclusive in nature and apply to areas that
are reserved for specific activities.
Consistency of development at borough limits
The Ville de Montréal would like to see Québec legislation
adapted in order to ensure that an amendment to an urban planning by-law
affecting an area abutting a neighbouring borough is governed by a special
procedure. This recommendation would allow for all potentially concerned
citizens to be consulted, even if the zoning amendment affects a localized
area on the other side of their borough’s boundary.
From the standpoint of development
coherence, this adapted process would also take into account the urban planning
and architectural impacts that may be generated outside of a borough’s
boundaries, for instance in the case of buildings that are far taller than
the surrounding structures or in that of a residential neighbourhood bordering
an industrial area.
The complementary document defines
appropriate regulation to ensure that the urban planning by-laws of different
boroughs are compatible and that the impact of projects on their surroundings
is adequately considered.
Such a measure supports
a management approach that favours balance, complementarity and cooperation