There are still pockets of paradise available, in and around Montreal, and the land where Dév Méta is building its latest, most innovative project to date is definitely one of them.
Wedged between Lake St. Louis and the Lake of Two Mountains and a stone’s throw from the Morgan Arboretum and Ecomuseum Zoo, in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, the area is the ideal location for a project that is both connected to nature and built to minimize its impact on the environment.
Sustainable design and construction are at the heart and soul of Square Bellevue Condominiums, Town Houses & Apartments, the new development on Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants, and the two LEED certifications that Dév Méta is seeking as part of the residential project aimed at the 55+ crowd are just the beginning.
The developer behind this district is enthusiastic about the concept for a new, evolutive neighbourhood that is centred around people and their changing needs through life, and built to help promote healthy lifestyles and communities. Note that a private residence for seniors is in the works for one of the future phases as well.
As part of its plans for the four-phase project next to a hospital, a medical clinic and two main highways, Dév Méta will create a human-scale town centre with local shops and services. It will develop generous green spaces with walking paths and gardens around the nearby bike path and institute a private car-sharing program of electric vehicles.
Designed by NEUF architect(e)s, Square Bellevue will provide a suite of wellness-based amenities that includes a private gym, yoga studio, sauna and spa.
Designed in the style of a lively town centre, the common areas of the project will encourage the like-minded community of residents to get to know each other. A contemporary urban chalet with chef-worthy food preparation areas as well as comfortable lounges and seating areas are also part of the plans—as are modern areas to work, either alone or in groups, and large, welcoming lobbies.
Square Bellevue Condominiums, Town Houses & Apartments will have units that range from one to three bedrooms, with spacious kitchens for home chefs, generous amounts of natural light, welcoming open concept living rooms, cozy bedrooms, and lots of hidden storage. All of the finishings were carefully chosen with high-quality materials.
One LEED certification is being pursued for the first phase of construction that includes two buildings. Another is being sought for the development of the evolutive neighbourhood that Dév Méta is proposing. The decision to pursue these certifications represents a true effort to be part of the solution to the environmental challenges we are faced with today.
Nearby convenient commuter train stations create the perfect backdrop for a transport-oriented development, as does the bike path, both of which contribute to the project’s walkability score.
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, which is located on the western tip of the island, is known for its picturesque downtown core with a boardwalk, nearby nature parks and yacht and golf clubs. It is the ideal location for new, evolutive neighbourhood that is connected to nature and unites a community of like-minded people.