Plante has doubts of Royalmount virtues

The developers of the Royalmount project are promising a new and better layout with less commercial space and parking, more residential units and green space. Mayor Plante is still concerned about congestion and lack of public transit, since it’s Montreal that will have to deal with the negative fallout while TMR reaps the benefits. And, in the third strike for this theme today, there’s no social housing.

My impression is that Carbonleo has tweaked their format because the outlook for retail is not favourable, but they’re trying to spin the new setup as beneficial for the public, whereas it’s really only intended for the bottom line. After all, there seems to be no ceiling to what people will pay for residential condos in this town.