The first tower of Sir Charles Condominiums broke ground this month. Devimco Immobilier’s $800-million, transit-oriented development is said to be the largest real estate project in the history of Longueuil, Quebec, at 1.6 million square feet.
Builders will be constructing 1,612 housing units near the downtown core. Eventually, the development will consist of two towers with commercial lower extensions. The first will feature 336 units on 25 floors, and a swimming pool and indoor Nordic spa on the roof. Future plans call for two 22-storey rental housing towers.
“Our project’s two sites will enable us to create a true synergy between the various components in order to develop a superior-quality living environment for future residents, workers and visitors,” said Serge Goulet, president of Devimco Immobilier. “This is a highly strategic sector for public transit and mobility. With the bus terminal, the métro station and the REM or tramway project, our development will be located at the heart of Québec’s largest TOD.”
This first phase follows an accord with the municipal government that was reached in 2020 to develop the land located above Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke métro station.
“The launch of this major project is a giant step forward in the development of downtown Longueuil,” added Longueuil Mayor Sylvie Parent. “After many years of work and planning, we are starting to realize a vision that will not only create new living, working and entertainment environments in a complex connected directly to public transit, but will also forever change our city’s configuration.”