For the last several years, one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Montreal has been the St-Laurent community of Bois-Franc. The reasons for its appeal are vast, but it comes down to being a meticulously well-planned and well-located series of developments. With land available for residential projects dwindling, the neighbourhood has only increased in popularity in recent years. Now, Curtiss Condos has, to much fanfare, broken ground as the last master-planned community in the Bois-Franc neighbourhood.
A rare opportunity
Because the territory in Bois-Franc is limited, Curtiss Condos will be the last master-planned community in the neighbourhood, making it an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to live in the coveted area. “This is the last opportunity to take advantage of owning a new residence in the Bois-Franc neighbourhood,” said Roy.
Sotramont, the developer behind the project, has been responsible for much of the Bois-Franc neighbourhood and is, therefore, in a unique position to know what type of project is best suited to the area. In fact, Sotramont has erected thousands of dwellings in the Bois-Franc territory —from condo and commercial buildings to exclusive townhouses, and more. The only other Sotramont project with units still available is Square Norseman.
Curtiss Condos will consist of seven buildings spread over multiple phases. Three of the buildings will be condos for purchase, and at least three others will contain rental units. Between the buildings, the project’s grounds will consist entirely of green space, which will make up roughly 50 per cent of the development’s property. It will also be directly across from a large park and a few hundred metres away from the Bois-Franc park, which is more than one kilometre long.
“The different Curtiss phases will be connected with generous green spaces to ensure a more peaceful environment and residents will also be able to enjoy Bois-Franc’s second largest park which will be built just across the street,” said Marc-Andre Roy, president at Sotramont.
Even though there will be no roads through the project, residents will still be able to park conveniently thanks to a two-storey underground parking garage that has three access points from the main roads.
In terms of amenities, the project will have a 20,000-square-foot communal setup shared between all buildings — including indoor and outdoor pools, professionally-equipped gym, sauna, community and game rooms, and more. Residents will also have access to rooftop terraces on each building to enjoy views of Mont Royal.
“Curtiss residents will have multiple spaces (where) they can gather and meet, to watch the sunset or perhaps enjoy a nice glass of wine by the outdoor pool,” said Roy. “The goal of including such an extensive offering is to provide residents with a lifestyle second to none without having to leave their home.”
“The units available at Curtiss condos vary according to the needs of our clientele,” said Roy. “Available units will consist of studios to three-bedroom condos, all of which come with high-end finishes and abundant windows to maximize natural light.”
In addition to the on-site amenities, the area around the Curtiss project leaves little to be desired in terms of convenience. The project is located just a one-minute walk from train, bus and métro stations, including the future REM station that will be right across the street. Curtiss is also close to four major highways — the 13, 15, 20 and 40 — so, regardless of how residents commute, they will be able to reach downtown and the surrounding areas in mere minutes.
“The Curtiss project’s main attraction is its unique location. It’s part of the vibrant Bois-Franc project but has the convenience of the REM station right next door,” said Roy.
What’s more, the area around Curtiss is full of shops as well as important points of service. Steps from the development, residents will find the Faubourg Bois-Franc, which includes restaurants and cafés, a Première Moisson bakery, an IGA grocery store with a unique rooftop garden, a Jean Coutu pharmacy, a bank and a daycare.
Megan Martin | 29 February 2020 | Original Source