Friday, August 5, 2011

Dorval Circle Construction Held Up By A Block Of Land

Transport Quebec says it needs to acquire 6,494 square metres of land around the Fairfield Inn & Suites to create a right-of-way for an eventual rail line that will run A√©roports de Montr√©al’s planned shuttle service between downtown and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport. Photograph by: John Kenney, THE GAZETTE

Quebec Slow To Act On Dorval Circle Expropriation -- Montreal Gazette

City gave hotel construction permit.

MONTREAL - The equivalent of less than half a city block of land appears to be holding up Transport Quebec’s $350-million project to rebuild the Dorval Interchange, and questions are being raised whether that’s because the Transportation Department neglected to put a hold on the property when it had the chance.

Transport Quebec is in a legal dispute with Fairfield Inn & Suites, which operates a hotel under the Marriott banner on Michel Jasmin Ave., over the land coveted by Transport Quebec.

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My Comment: My friends own the Boathouse next to the Dorval circle. I have no idea on where they have the patience for the mess that they have been seeing in front of their business for the past few years .... and a mess that (it appears) will continue for a few more.

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