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Project for implementation of the new City Hall

Questions and answers

Why decide to purchase instead of continuing to rent? 

The lease for the building located at 2555 Dutrisac Street ends in April 2019. With the building now up for sale, we were forced to consider either renting out another location or purchasing a lot. At current market prices, renting would represent an annual expense of $300,000. Building a new city hall has been part of the City’s plans for several years. However, the municipal council wished to complete other major projects first—the firehouses, arena, the Saint-Charles viaduct, the filtration plant, the water treatment plant and the future library expansion. Having been a tenant since 1977, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is now at the point where it is ready to build a City Hall it can be proud of.  

Where is the chosen site located?

The municipal council has chosen 405 Saint-Charles Avenue as the location for the future city hall building. Several possible locations were evaluated. However, this particular location stood out from the rest and was unanimously chosen by elected officials. The home located at 405 Saint-Charles Avenue is owned by Corporation Maurice-Ratté. The total lot is 187,740 square feet. 

What is the surface area of the building?

A firm of architects has confirmed the feasibility of constructing a building with a surface area of 11,200 square feet, which is comparable to the footprint of the neighboring building (Office municipal d'habitation). Based on our preliminary analysis, the building will likely have three floors. The total floor area wwill be approximately 33,600 square feet.

What surface area will be occupied by the future city hall building and parking lot?

According to the feasibility study, the footprint of the building, the front yard and the parking lot should be approximately 45,500 square feet, which reprensents 24% of the site's overall surface area. The City Hall will be located at the heart of Vaudreuil-Dorion, on an exceptional site that will be transformed into a park made accessible to all. The goal is to ensure that the building takes up a minimal surface area so that as much green space as possible can be left for citizens to enjoy.  

Did you consider any other sites?

Several sites were assessed, including one on Harwood Boulevard. But, in the end, the waterfront property located at 405 Saint-Charles Avenue, overshadowed all of the other options. The lot amounted to approximately $5 per square foot compared to almost $20 per square foot for the lot on Harwood Boulevard, and would leave plenty of space to create an immense park for citizens to enjoy. The other lots that were considered ranged from $18 to $30 a square foot, making them much more expensive in comparison.  

Will the new City Hall building be constructed in a flood-risk zone?  

The building will be located in the front portion of the lot, directly along Saint-Charles Avenue, and therefore outside of any flood-risk zone. Any institutional building erected in a flood-risk zone must first receive special authorization from the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, which was not required in our case.  

Will many trees be cut down?

We will preserve as many trees as possible. An aerial view of the lot clearly shows that the area occupied by the City Hall building is minimal compared to the rest of the lot. We will also plant new trees in order to replace those that are cut in the construction process.  

How many parking spaces will be provided?

Approximately 60 employees work at City Hall. The projected parking lot will include 80 parking spaces and will be a green parking lot, which is environmentally friendly and reduces heat islands by being asphalt free.

Will you include green spaces?

Yes. In fact, the majority of the lot will be preserved and turned into a waterfront park overlooking the Bay of Vaudreuil. The entire lot will be accessible to citizens and may include community gardens, benches, swings and a site for fishing. The City already owns other waterfront property from Maison-Valois Park to Esther-Blondin Park. We are currently looking at the possibility of connecting these spaces through a boardwalk.   

Will taxes increase as a result of this project?

The project aimed at building a new City Hall has been part of the municipality’s   plans for several years. If we consider the fact that, without the new building, the city would still have to pay approximately $300,000 in rent per year, and that funds have been set aside specifically for this project, we can ensure that citizens’ tax bills will not be affected as a result of this particular project.  

When will the project be completed?

The project is expected to be completed by Winter 2019.

Parking at Centre Multisports : Long-term zone to be added

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has decided to establish a long-term zone in the parking lot of Centre Multisports, close by the Vaudreuil train station. “Since last Monday, we have been studying the volume of traffic at the Centre Multisports parking lot and we see that we can free up space for users of the station. We are aware that the most difficult months are December, January and February when snow obstructs the space and takes up many parking places. Starting today, we will be providing 55 long-term parking spaces. This will not solve everything, but we are fully aware of the problems faced by our residents,” stated Mayor Guy Pilon.

On March 13th, Mayor Guy Pilon held a press conference to announce a new regulation for the Centre Multisports parking lot, namely a maximum stay of four consecutive hours. This decision resulted from numerous complaints filed by Centre Multisports users in recent months.

“While we’re waiting for the station parking lot to be finished, shuttle buses or a valet parking service like Saint-Lambert are a possibility for next winter. The AMT and the MTQ have to solve the problem. The number of people using the commuter train and the A-40 is constantly increasing. The Centre Multisports clientele is also growing and there have been numerous complaints about the lack of parking space since January. We can’t ignore this very legitimate request, as the parking lot belongs to Centre Multisports. Commuter train users also have their own space. The MTQ has the power to arrive at a solution. I will make sure that they don’t forget their commitment,” added Mayor Guy Pilon.

A meeting is scheduled between the AMT and Mayor Guy Pilon at City Hall on April 13th. The Mayor will discuss parking problems and measures to ease the situation.

French status

Vaudreuil-Dorion is a unilingually French city, a status that was determined by the Government of Québec.

In order for a municipality to offer services in both official languages, half of its population must be residents whose mother tongue is English, which is not currently the case for Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Because of this status, the Charter of the French language requires that only French be used in posting, writing and publishing documents, except where health or public safety also requires the use of another language.

Travaux

Bien que la Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion veille en permanence à l'entretien de ses infrastructures, certains travaux ou événements ponctuels peuvent entraver la circulation sur le territoire. Tous les efforts sont apportés afin de réduire les impacts auprès des piétons, des cyclistes, des résidents et des automobilistes.

Info-Travaux

Cette section fait état des travaux en cours, qui peuvent parfois occasionner des changements dans vos habitudes de déplacements, et vous informe des chantiers de construction prévus au cours des prochains mois.

Notez que les dates indiquées sont sujets à changement et plusieurs facteurs, dont les conditions climatiques, peuvent modifier le calendrier des travaux.

Travaux prévus en 2017

Des travaux de pavage, bordures, trottoirs et éclairage seront réalisés cet été sur une partie de l’avenue André-Chartrand, entre le parc de Dorion-Gardens et l’intersection de la rue Marier.

Réhabilitation

Les endroits suivants seront réhabilités au courant de l’année 2017 :

  • rue Cartier, entre le boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes et la rue Leclerc : pavage, ajouts de bordures et de puisards
  • avenue de la Fabrique : pavage, ajouts de bordures et éclairage
  • montée de la Côte-Double : pavage et drainage pluvial
  • boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes, entre les rues Ouimet et Leclerc : planage et resurfaçage
  • resurfaçage de plusieurs rues dans le parc industriel : rue Joseph-Carrier (de Vaudreuil Volkswagen à la rue Marie-Curie), rue Aimé-Vincent, rue F.-X.-Tessier, rue John-Desjardins, rue Adrien-Patenaude et rue Marie-Curie

Voies cyclables

La voie cyclable de la rue Henry-Ford sera prolongée de façon à aller joindre la rue White. Cette rue sera elle aussi dotée d’une piste cyclable bidirectionnelle permettant d’atteindre le boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes. Une nouvelle passerelle sera construite pour franchir la rivière Quinchien.

Un tronçon de voie cyclable sera aménagé pour relier les rues Jean-Béliveau et Toe-Blake, face à l’école de l’Hymne-au-Printemps.

Une autre section sera aménagée entre la rue Louise-Josephte et l’avenue Saint-Charles, face à la Caisse populaire.

En janvier dernier, le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé un investissement de 275 000 $, soit la moitié du coût total du projet, pour le prolongement de la piste cyclable bidirectionnelle, sur l’avenue Saint-Charles, entre le chemin Dumberry et la rue Dollard.

La Ville finalisera également l’aménagement de la voie cyclable polyvalente sur le chemin Paul-Gérin-Lajoie.

Eau potable

La Ville procédera à l’installation d’un système de traitement aux rayons ultraviolets au puits Saint-Lazare, qui assure la distribution en eau potable du secteur Dorion. Celui-ci agira comme mesure supplémentaire à l’amélioration de la qualité de l’eau potable.

La Ville procède actuellement à un appel d’offres pour les services professionnels afin de réaliser l’étude d’ingénierie préliminaire, la préparation de plans et devis ainsi que la gestion des appels d’offres pour l’approvisionnement en eau potable des secteurs Hudson-Acres/Tree Farm et Ritchie. Ce projet, une fois réalisé, permettra de contrôler efficacement la qualité de l’eau potable de ces secteurs et de désaffecter les puits de façon permanente. Si tout se déroule comme prévu, les travaux pourraient débuter vers la fin de l’année 2017.

Autoroute 40 (Pont de l'Île-aux-Tourtes)

Le ministère des Transports du Québec a terminé la première phase de travaux sur le pont de l’Île-aux-Tourtes, direction ouest, de l’autoroute 40. Une deuxième phase de travaux débutera prochainement et s'échelonnera jusqu'à la fin de l'année 2017. Des fermetures complètes de nuit pourraient également avoir lieu.

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