In the press release Official inauguration of NOVIA, a first inhabited project of 357 housing units in the heart of new Longueuil, broadcast on September 21, 2023 by the Fonds de Solidarité des Travailleurs du Québec (FTQ) on the CNW newswire, the company advises that There was an error in the first paragraph. Instead of reading ”the firm Studio Architectes”, we should have read ”Forme Studio Architectes”. The complete and corrected copy follows:
Official inauguration of NOVIA, a first inhabited project of 357 housing units in the heart of new Longueuil
Nearly 70% of the building is rented and 220 residents already live in this complex signed by LSR GesDev, in partnership with the FTQ Real Estate Solidarity Fund.
LONGUEUIL, QC, September 21, 2023 /CNW/ – A little more than two years after the first shovelful of ground, NOVIA was officially inaugurated yesterday, a residential project of 357 rental units located in the heart of the new Longueuil, at the gates of the Jacques-Cartier bridge. This event took place on the 8th floor of this real estate complex, enjoying the panoramic view of the terrace, in the presence of Annie Lemieux (president of LSR GesDev), Lucie Laliberté (vice-president development and construction of LSR GesDev), Martin Raymond (president and CEO of the Fondsimmobilier de solidarité FTQ), Kim Boutin (ambassador and resident of NOVIA) and numerous partners and collaborators. Geneviève Dufour, spouse of the late Yves Emond, was also on hand to attend the unveiling of a commemorative plaque saluting the work accomplished on this project by her late husband, the talented architect of Forme Studio Architectes.
The NOVIA project in Longueuil was inaugurated by François Huot, director of real estate investments at the FTQ Solidarity Real Estate Fund, Lucie Laliberté, vice-president of development and construction at LSR GesDev, Annie Lemieux, president of LSR GesDev and Kim Boutin, Olympic athlete and NOVIA ambassador. (CNW Group/FTQ Solidarity Fund)
A timely project in a context where housing needs are acute
Faced with the housing shortage, the NOVIA project comes at the right time by adding hundreds of new rental units to the market in Longueuil. Proof of the enthusiasm for this project, 220 residents already live in this building signed LSR GesDev, in partnership with the FTQ Real Estate Solidarity Fund. Started in the summer of 2021, the construction work was carried out by Pomerleau.
A building combining sustainable development and ecological living
Located at 300, place Charles-Lemoyne, a seven-minute walk from the Longueuil-Université-de-Sherbrooke metro station, the intermodal terminus and a BIXI station, NOVIA is built in the heart of a sector oriented towards TOD (Transit Oriented Development) principles linked to public transport. In addition to benefiting from the proximity of multiple services (performance halls, cafes, restaurants, shops, parks and cycle paths), its location favors access to main roads, including the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, Route 132 and the Taschereau Boulevard. Designed with an eco-responsible approach, NOVIA offers sustainable energy and environmental performance thanks to generous windows providing abundant natural light, the reduction of heat islands through the installation of green roofs and efficient water management.
A multigenerational complex offering a mix of uses
Offering studios, 3 ½, 4 ½, 5 ½ and 6 ½ units and townhouses arranged on two levels, NOVIA is able to meet the needs of several types of tenants of all generations. Focusing on a mix of uses, there are large common spaces, from roof terraces to the training room, including the indoor swimming pool, the community lounge, collaborative work spaces, the kitchen and the vegetable garden. common. A self-service car service, electric vehicle charging stations and indoor parking spaces are also offered to tenants. More than 28,000 square feet of commercial and office space are also located there, a large part of which is occupied by the headquarters of the KO Group.
“It is with great pride and the feeling of work accomplished that we inaugurate NOVIA. Carried out with a human approach responding to current environmental and social concerns, this project was made possible thanks to the dedication, expertise and passion of a team of professionals who had set themselves the objective of designing a complex of unique housing focused on the present and future needs of its residents. Since July 1, some 220 tenants can already testify to the joy of enjoying this dynamic environment every day, combining the excitement of urban life, proximity to services, easy access to public transportation and peace of mind. On behalf of LSR GesDev, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the unique collaboration of the City of Longueuil and to warmly thank the FTQ Real Estate Solidarity Fund, Pomerleau and the KO Group as well as all our precious partners and collaborators who made it possible to complete this major project.
Annie Lemieux, president of LSR GesDev
“This partnership with LSR GesDev once again allows us to realize our mission of investing in structuring projects that integrate sustainable development principles and thereby contribute to the economic development of Quebec while improving the housing supply. We are convinced that, thanks to its quality and the innovation demonstrated by its design team, NOVIA will play an important role in the vitality of the new downtown Longueuil, while contributing to the growing use of transportation. collective and active. »
Martin Raymond, President and CEO of the FTQ Real Estate Solidarity Fund
“All of Pomerleau’s know-how in the field of sustainable building was deployed during the construction of NOVIA. This innovative project led by LSR GesDev allowed us to demonstrate that it is possible to create a large-scale complex meeting the highest quality standards, while keeping people at the heart of it. Thanks to our new ways of designing real estate, we hope to have not only a positive impact on the lives of the people who reside in the buildings we build, but also on those of future generations. »
Philippe Adam, President and CEO, Pomerleau
“What a pleasure for our teams to move into our new offices located in a building as welcoming as NOVIA! In addition to being all gathered under one roof to collaborate like never before, employees from all of our subsidiaries will be able to take advantage of the new Longueuil district which will quickly become an essential gathering place and urban hub on the South Shore. »
Louis Morissette, president, Groupe KO
“As soon as I looked at the first sketches of the NOVIA, I was already won over by this project whose location is a real asset, with or without a car. The beauty, quality and friendliness of this project immediately convinced me to become its proud ambassador and, even more, to live there myself! The result today exceeds my highest expectations and I would like to congratulate LSR GesDev and its partners for the colossal work carried out over the last two years. »
Pierre-Yves Lord, host, producer and DJ. Ambassador and resident of NOVIA
“It’s done, I can now shout it loud and clear: I am a resident of Longueuil! Having the privilege of living at NOVIA constitutes a great happiness for me. With its many common spaces, I find an incomparable living environment close to all services. I can even train there on a daily basis or go to my training center in Montreal in just a few minutes, whether by car or public transport. And what about the view from my balcony which is simply breathtaking, I will never get tired of it! »
Kim Boutin, multiple medalist at the Olympic Games and World Short Track Speed Skating Championships. Ambassador and resident of NOVIA.
About LSR GesDev
LSR GesDev positions itself as an expert in the management and development of residential projects of various types. The company focuses on creating pleasant and aesthetic living environments created with the collaboration of trusted partners and professionals. LSR GesDev strives to ensure a perfect balance between the dynamics of the site and the housing needs of its customers in order to offer them a living environment with high added value. LSR GesDev comes from Groupe LSR, an international real estate developer, manager and owner who, since 1969, has developed multiple large-scale residential projects. www.lsrgesdev.ca
About the FTQ Real Estate Solidarity Fund
For more than 30 years, the FTQ Solidarity Real Estate Fund contributes to the economic development of Quebec by participating financially and strategically in the realization of profitable, job-creating and socially responsible real estate projects in partnership with leaders in the sector. It supports the start-up of real estate projects of all sizes and in all regions of Quebec, in the residential, office, commercial, institutional and industrial sectors. As of June 30, 2023, it had 47 real estate projects in development or construction worth $6.2 billion, of which $1.1 billion was invested by the Real Estate Fund; 70 buildings under asset management; 3.7 million square feet of land to develop, and it accumulated investments of $337 million for projects with a social or community vocation. The Real Estate Fund is a member of Bâtiment durable Québec.
With a history of more than 50 years, Pomerleau today carries out major projects from coast to coast. Being able to count on the work of its team members in its 9 regional offices and on more than 150 sites across Canada, the company specializes in the design and construction of buildings, infrastructure and civil works. www.pomerleau.ca
About the KO Group
Groupe KO is a media consortium present in the fields of television, cinema, magazines, publishing and entertainment. Groupe KO works with local creators to design and produce cultural and entertainment content in Quebec and internationally. www.kotv.ca www.koscene.ca www.ko-media.ca www.ko24.ca
SOURCE Solidarity Fund FTQ
Information: Josée Lagacé, vice-president communications and marketing, Fondsimmobilier de solidarité FTQ, Cell. 514 707-5180, [email protected]
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