CITIZIA, the latest project of the Fiera Real Estate Development Fund IV
On June 14, Fiera Real Estate, Groupe HD and Omnia Technologies celebrated the inauguration of CITIZIA – Appartements de style, a 10-storey development comprising 350 rental units located at 2600 Cavendish Boulevard in Montreal. The building promises to be a fresh new addition to the landscape in the neighbourhood of Notre-Damede-Grâce (NDG).
“The CITIZIA project aligns perfectly with the partners’ sustainable development objectives,” says Jean-Philippe Brault, Vice-President, Development, Fiera Real Estate. “Fulfilling an urgent need for quality housing in NDG, a mature district that has not seen new rental construction in years, CITIZIA will offer a variety of units aimed at a diverse clientele. In addition, the site is exceptionally well located, promoting the use of active transportation and reducing reliance on automobiles.”
The CITIZIA project is being built according to a vision of sustainability and environmental responsibility, incorporating smart landscaping. It will mitigate the heat island effect by transforming a former parking area into a lot with 50% greenery. To promote use of green transportation modes, all parking spaces will eventually offer electric charging, and there will be several bicycle storages spaces.
An urban forest, designed according to the “Miyawaki method,” which promotes biodiversity renewal in small spaces, will be planted onsite. This will provide a true cocoon of greenery and cooling, while ensuring a peaceful haven for urban wildlife including small animals, birds and pollinator insects. A walking trail will wind through this green space for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.
Set in a prime location, the building is within easy walking distance of a wealth of services, including shops, parks and municipal facilities. In addition, residents will enjoy the benefits of extensive public and active transportation networks, making travel within and outside the neighbourhood easy. The Vendôme métro station is also nearby.
The project will comprise 350 rental-only units, from studios to three-bedroom apartments. This addition to the bustling NDG neighbourhood is great news for Montrealers seeking a haven that offers the best of urban living in a lush, verdant natural setting.