The special urban planning program for the de la Gare Vaudreuil-Dorion neighbourhood was designed according to the principles of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).
Putting people at the heart of development
The City is working to create a neighbourhood based on the concept of a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in the Boulevard de la Gare sector. The plan is to make the station the heart of a real estate development that will not be automobile-dependent for transport to Montreal. TODs have long been implanted throughout Europe, especially Scandinavia, and are increasingly popular in the United States. TODs promote integrated, high-density development with a mix of residential and commercial occupation. The concept is based on a transportation infrastructure, such as train or subway, in which the urban design promotes walking or cycling. This is all with the aim of encouraging travel other than by car. TOD puts people at the heart of development, not automobiles. This results in a less polluted, less noisy, safer and friendlier neighborhood.
The target territory
The territory covered by this special urban planning program (PPU) mainly includes land for development in the vicinity of a focal point around Vaudreuil-Dorion intermodal station. It is bounded on the north by the railway line and the limits of the built-up areas, on the east by an existing residential neighbourhood, on the south by Boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes and on the west by the Highway 30 right of way.
It essentially corresponds to the spaces to be urbanized within a radius of approximately 400 metres from the Vaudreuil-Dorion intermodal station, taking into account the barriers created by the highway network and existing neighbourhoods.