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Laval development plan aims to protect green spaces, reduce number of highrises

Laval development plan aims to protect green spaces, reduce number of highrises
From Global News - August 11, 2017

The City of Laval is implementing a new development plan that will focus on revitalizing the downtown core and protecting existing green space.

The plan is also intended to limit the number of highrise buildings in the city. The construction of buildings more than six stories high will be limited to the downtown area.

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The plan announced on Wednesday, is the first of its kind since 1990.

We need to have a development plan and Laval was late. It has to be done, said Laval spokesperson, Franois Brochu.

Aglaia Revelakis, a city councillor for Chomedey and member of the official opposition, told Global News future development in the downtown core will create a whole new district surrounding the Place Bell.

Although Revelakis agreed the city needed some kind of vision, she argued the plan doesnt go far enough.

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