By P.A. Sévigny
As a result of an open letter that has already been distributed to the local media, several Mount Royal residents are presently beginning to have their doubts about the leaks that revealed a local promoter’s plan to build a massive new commercial shopping centre in the town’s industrial park located immediately to the west of the Décarie Expressway.
Among several issues raised in the letter, its authors are seriously concerned about a massive increase in car traffic that’s bound to alter and affect the quality of life in nearby neighborhoods, including the new construction in the Blue Bonnets complex as well as in the Triangle development immediately to the east of the Décarie Expressway near the city’s two metro stations.
To his credit, Mayor Roy did attempt to answer at least some of the questions that were posed at the town’s regular municipal council meeting, but according to the 15 people who signed the open letter, the town’s community will require a lot more than a few leaked media articles and the mayor’s assurance before residents will accept the new commercial centre as little more than a done deal.
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