Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2-22 Developers Defend Vision

Vacant lot where the 2-22 project is to be built at the corner of Ste. Catherine St. E. and St. Laurent Blvd. Photograph by: Marie-France Coallier, Gazette file photo

From The Montreal Gazette:

Gateway to arts district doesn't wow everyone.

Developers of the new gateway building to the city's entertainment district defended their vision last night amid concerns from residents it won't fit in to the neighbourhood.

The Société de développement Angus presented its vision for a seven-storey building on the southeast corner of St. Laurent Blvd. and Ste. Catherine St. to the Office de consultation publique de Montréal last night at a public information session held at the Holiday Inn Select in Chinatown.

The $16.5-million building would be called 2-22, representing the civic addresses on Ste. Catherine St. East it would occupy.

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