Rezoning for religious institution on Mackle Road

Last updated on June 22, 2021

About

On March 8, 2021, the Côte Saint-Luc City Council adopted draft by-law 2217-GGG-P1 amending zoning By-Law 2217 in order to reduce the actual limits of zone PM-24 and to create within the former limits of zone PM-24, the new zone IR-20.

Goal 

The purpose of the zoning amendment is to create a new zone that would allow the construction of a new institutional establishment (place of worship) along the berm on Mackle Rd. in front of the Public Works Yard (7001 Mackle Rd.).

Background 

In 2017, the Fondation Sépharade Kollel Avrechim requested a zoning change at a vacant lot on Mackle Rd. near the Cavendish Mall, in order to build a community centre and religious institution. The rezoning process led to a request for a referendum by residents in the zone and adjacent zones. The City Council opted to withdraw the zoning change and instead to help the Fondation find a suitable space for its community needs. In 2019, the City agreed to sell the Fondation land along the berm near the Public Works Yard on Mackle Rd. In 2021, the Fondation prepared preliminary designs for a community centre and religious institution. In March 2021, the City Council adopted a draft by-law approving the zoning changes needed to accommodate the new building. The re-zoning process includes a 15-day written public consultation.

Project status

At the City Council meeting of April 12, 2021, the City Council voted by majority to not approve the rezoning change.

Documents

Feedback

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person public consultation sessions are to be replaced by written consultations. Any person submitting a comment or question must provide his or her name and address and a telephone number or email address so that he or she can easily be contacted. The project name or resolution number must also be mentioned.

Consultation period: March 17 to March 31, 2021 (inclusive)

By mail

City Clerk

Côte Saint-Luc City Hall

5801 Cavendish Blvd.

Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec

H4W 3C3

Online

Email: [email protected]

Timeline

March 17, 2021

Public notice published in The Suburban, which begins 15-day consultation period 

March 17, 2021
March 31, 2021

Final day of public consultation period

March 31, 2021
April 12, 2021

On second reading of the rezoning change City Council voted against.

April 12, 2021