Lachine’s chapter is an integral part of Montréal’s Master Plan. It reminds us of the citywide orientations that affect the borough and presents local objectives. It supports balanced development that is respectful of the borough’s different components in order to respond to the needs of the population.
The content of this chapter is based on agreements reached at the 2002 borough summit and the public consultation held on February 29, 2005, at which Lachine residents expressed their vision for the borough’s future and discussed a number of challenges, namely improving older areas, enhancing the sector to the west of 32e Avenue, completing the waterside roadway, requalifying the Lachine-Est industrial area and redeveloping the main east-west roadways.
The Master Plan is a social contract between residents, the city and public and private partners whose aim is to make the area’s development orientations and objectives into a reality. In this regard, the borough has an important role to play in developing Montréal and Lachine.