BEAUHARNOIS, QUE. — A consortium of Quebec developers announced the launch of the first phase of a $55-million commercial development in Beauharnois, Que. recently.
Espace 30 Beauharnois, to be built on a site off Highway 30, is the product of a consortium consisting of Groupe Custeau, Groupe Lagace Immobilier and Fonds immobilier de solidarite FTQ, said a media statement.
Nearby cities are Vaudreuil-Dorion, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Chateauguay. The regional commercial centre will include shops and services, a hotel, supermarkets, a gas station with car wash, a truck stop, convenience store/mini market and restaurants.
Ceremonies marked the official opening of the Edifice La Centrale office building and introduced the new occupants, including Farm Credit Canada, which is inaugurating its first regional office, and architectural firm Massicotte Dignard Taillefer Patenaude, atelier d’architecture inc.
Besides the $55-million price tag, the cost of infrastructure and public services will be $4 million. The construction timetable is three to seven years.
The project will be built on a site of more than 1.4 million square feet, in the vicinity of a new IKEA outlet. It’s also close to the CSX rail system and the Valleyfield port, the statement noted.
“By investing in this new supra-regional hub, which is at the core of economic trade between Quebec and Ontario, as well as with the U.S., we are contributing locally to the creation of some 400 jobs overall,” said Carole Handfield, vice-president of investments for the Fonds de solidarite FTQ, in the statement.