Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Ecoterritory of St. Jacques Escarpment _Montreal

2008 - 2009

Client

City of Montreal

Environmental and sustainable benefits

  • Protection of natural habitats
  • Sustainable stormwater management
  • Creating ecosystems and green corridors
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Increased biomass
  • Heat island mitigation
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social responsibility
  • Health and well-being
  • Lower infrastructure costs
  • Lower maintenance costs

A site completely remodeled by the relocation of a highway becomes a huge marsh and wetland network at the entrance to the city.

The reconstruction of the Turcot interchange will greatly impact and reduced the size of the ecoterritory of St. Jacques Escarpment, a fragile natural site, with endangered species at the entrance of Montreal’s downtown.

The City of Montreal gave us the mandate to support them in the elaboration of a concept plan for the Ecoterritory and mainly in the development and the integration of a buffer zone along the proposed highway and interchange.

  • Sustainable stormwater management for all the highways and railways
  • Creation of wetland ecosystems to increase biodiversity
  • Negotiations with the Quebec Ministry of Transportation