Construction of the La Cité project in Gatineau has begun with its first tower now under construction. A ceremonial ground breaking event recently kicked off this major 19-storey real estate development located in the heart of Gatineau’s Cité sector – a dynamic hub for culture, leisure and sports.
The tower, which will stand out in the region as an example of unparalleled architectural excellence, is being constructed by an Outaouais area company, BBL Construction.
New high-quality apartments, offices and commercial spaces at the corner of du Carrefour Boulevard and de la Cité Boulevard will contribute to a lively “vie de quartier.” Gatineau residents can enjoy the ground floor’s cafes, restaurants and shops. The second floor will house office space while the upper floors will be reserved for residential units. The 2.5-acre site also features a pedestrian walkway, an outdoor terrace and ornamental ponds.
La Cité puts the environment front and centre as part of its strategic plan. Multiple green spaces will reduce the effects of urban heat islands. Green and white roofs will be preferred. In addition, extensive parking available on two underground levels will significantly reduce parking space required on the surface. Finally, Carrefour Cite will exceed required standards for amenity areas, green spaces, and permeable pavers.
Corner Carrefour Blvd and de la Cité Blvd,