In the Anjou-Langelier area, extension of the metro blue line will make it possible to densify the area, diversify activities and improve the relationship of the area with nearby neighbourhoods.
A strategic position in the east
This area, located both in Anjou and Saint-Léonard, is one of the strategic planning areas established by the Land-use Planning and Development Concept of the Montréal agglomeration.
It includes the following sections:
- The commercial zone southwest of the junction of Autoroute 25 and Autoroute 40
- Along Rue Jean-Talon Est, from Boulevard des Galeries d’Anjou and Rue Langelier, including near the future Langelier et Anjou metro stations
- Between Boulevard Métropolitan and Rue Jarry Est
- Adjacent to Autoroute 25 and Autoroute 40
Focus on the metro extension and new commercial potential
Extension of the metro to the east will improve the availability of public transit. Integration of the metro stations to be built on Rue Jean-Talon Est and Boulevard des Galeries d’Anjou will be planned in coordination with real estate development and redesigns to the public domain.
During the last few years, with the addition of new commercial space and investments in Galeries d’Anjou, the area’s identity as a regional commercial hub has been solidified. In parallel, major residential projects were completed to the west of Boulevard des Galeries d’Anjou and south of Rue Saint-Zotique. The Anjou-Langelier area also includes significant office space along Rue Jean-Talon Est near Boulevard des Galeries d’Anjou.
Improvement to public transit will provide opportunities for the diversification and intensification of activities.
The Anjou-Langelier area boasts several advantages that can be used to create an attractive, user-friendly, diversified setting, which will be well integrated into the nearby neighbourhoods. Design elements will provide more space for active transportation and transit.
Key planning issues
- Improving transportation, both for transit and active transportation, and for the road network
- Optimizing land use, in particular regarding the large vacant and underused lots and around the metro stations[A1]
- Using the area’s advantages, including proximity to the port, for economic development
- The presence of urban heat islands and the need for additional vegetation
The principal objective of planning is to take advantage of the metro to transform Anjou-Langelier into a more densely constructed area, diversify activities and improve the relationship with nearby neighbourhoods. Planning will also target the best possible integration of the metro stations to be added as part of the blue line extension.