LONGUEUIL, QUE. – Devimco Immobilier has broken ground on the first of the two towers of the Sir Charles Condominiums project in Longueuil, Que., representing the launch of what the developer says is the largest real estate project in the history of the city.
The site is Longueuil’s downtown core at the Longueuil–Universite-de-
Sherbrooke metro station. Valued at nearly $800 million, the transit-oriented development project will include the construction of 1,612 housing units on a total area of 1.6 million square feet.
The project dates back to an accord reached in 2020 with the municipal government for the development of the land located above the metro station, stated a June 8 release.
The first residence will feature 336 units on 25 floors. A swimming pool and indoor Nordic spa will be located on the roof. For teleworkers, Sir Charles will offer three home office configurations designed by Quebec-based designer-manufacturer Artopex with compact modular units.
In a subsequent phase, Devimco Immobilier will build two 22-storey rental housing towers.
The design of the two condominium highrises of the Sir Charles project was inspired by the urban character of New York City neighbourhoods such as Brooklyn and the meatpacking district, the developer stated.
“Our project’s two sites will enable us to create a true synergy between the various components in order to develop a superior-quality living environment for future residents, workers and visitors,” said Serge Goulet, president of Devimco Immobilier, in a statement. “This is a highly strategic sector for public transit and mobility. With the bus terminal, the metro station and the REM or tramway project, our development will be located at the heart of Quebec’s largest transit-oriented development.”
“The launch of this major project is a giant step forward in the development of downtown Longueuil,” said Longueuil Mayor Sylvie Parent. “After many years of work and planning, we are starting to realize a vision that will not only create new living, working and entertainment environments in a complex connected directly to public transit, but will also forever change our city’s configuration.”
Devimco explained the name Sir Charles Condominiums pays tribute to Charles Lemoyne, founder of the City of Longueuil and the first seigneur of the territory.
Devimco is the developer behind several projects at District Griffin, SOLAR Uniquartier, Square Children’s, the MAA Condominiums and Penthouses on Peel Street and Maestria Condominiums.