Coming soon to the periphery of Montreal's Mount Royal neighbourhood, to the interchange of Autoroute 15 and 40, Carbonleo's cleverly-named Royalmount promises to deliver a mega-development to the northwest corner of the city. Consisting of what appears to be at least a dozen structures, ranging from a shopping mall, to hotels, to office towers, and a transportation hub, Royalmount will have a massive urban footprint, the development to be a city within a city.
While details remain scarce, the developer states that the project will be an "urban resort," comprised of "five hotels, four office towers, a wellness village, and a sustainable and efficient transportation hub anchored by a fully enclosed pedestrian and bike friendly bridge connected to the subway system."
Looking at the renderings, it is clear that Royalmount will be a huge development, one which by all appearances will be skewed heavily towards a luxury shopping, dining, and entertainment experience. Located adjacent to two major highways with direct access to the core, as well as the De la Savane Metro station, the project also appears to have been designed as a major tourist/accommodation destination for visitors to Montreal.
Moving into the heart of the development, Royalmount will feature ample outdoor space, much of which will be focused on retail and dining. Multi-level shopping arcades will open to the pedestrian thoroughfares, connected here and there by small bridges.
Royalmount will be centred around what is being called The Piazza, a large, open, public realm element which will consist of a mix of green space, fountains, pavers, and ample outdoor seating. Once complete (construction to begin in Spring 2019), Royalmount will represent a transformative project for Montreal, one of the largest of its kind to be built in the city for many years.
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