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After a long time of combating, the battle is over between environmentalists and builders in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

The City of Montreal has introduced its purchased a contentious piece of land in L’Anse-à-l’Orme from residential builders.

READ MORE: Montrealers get their say on l’Anse-à-l’Orme improvement

Monteal Mayor Valérie Plante and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Mayor Paola Hawa stood collectively to announce the agglomeration can pay nearly $11 million to buy the 14 hectares of land from the non-public developer.

“It is one of the last remaining green areas that we have in the island — it is precious, it is a treasure,” Plante mentioned.

They mentioned the transfer is a superb victory for Montrealers.

“It means that Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue residents will have one of the greatest qualities of life of anybody in the entire island of Montreal,” mentioned Hawa. “And that means what we enjoy today will be the same for forever — hopefully.”

It additionally implies that a $35-million lawsuit towards the city is settled.

The builders have been suing Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue for deciding towards letting them construct within the space.

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue mayor Paola Hawa and Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante in the course of the announcement. Thursday May 24, 2018.

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The land is situated within the southern a part of the L’Anse-à-l’Orme territory in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

For 30 years, environmentalists have been combating to guard the land and its eco-species.

Plans for a nationwide city park

Members of the Green Coalition are calling the transfer an excellent first step.


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While a portion of the land situated in Pierrefonds can be owned by builders, the Green Coalition wish to see that land within the metropolis’s palms.

“We hope it’s time for the people to win,” mentioned Sylvia Oljemark with the coalition.

The land could be very near the long run light-rail station in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. The subsequent step is to construct a hall connecting that station to the park.

The metropolis says the last word aim is to guard extra components of L’Anse-à-l’Orme and switch it right into a nationwide city park.

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