The future of golf was the topic of public consultations with the City, in addition to Groupe Maison Candiac. (Photo: Le Reflet – Archives)
The new proprietor of the previous golf course of Candiac, Groupe Boda, advised Reflet that it is too early for him to reveal his intentions relating to the longer term of the location that he formally acquired yesterday, the 6 December.
Vice-president of operations of the actual property developer, Marie-Sara Hamel recalled that her employer owns residential developments, a golf course nonetheless in operation (the Lachute golf membership) and purchasing facilities.
“It is therefore premature to speak of any project, of a traditional project such as the Maison Candiac Group presented in recent months during its public consultation,” she defined.
Ms. Hamel mentioned that Groupe Boda’s first gesture was to contact the Municipality to request an interview, which is but to come. The actual property developer is “confident of being able to collaborate with all the actors involved in the file, including the City and the citizens”, she assured.
“There will be a reflection to be done in concert with the citizens and the City of Candiac.”
-Marie-Sara Hamel, Vice-President of Operations at Groupe Boda
“The old golf course is a magnificent course which offers several possibilities,” she added of the corporate’s curiosity on this web site. We are a reasonably current promoter on the South Shore and have already got a number of tasks in Candiac and La Prairie. It is a area the place we’re significantly creating. ”
Ms. Hamel specified that the president of Groupe Boda, Alice Minying Wu, has resided in Brossard for almost 30 years, therefore her attachment to the area, she underlined. The head workplace of the corporate is additionally situated on this metropolis.
The Residents’ Group reacts
Invited to communicate on the announcement of the acquisition, the Regroupement des residents de Candiac (RRC), which has expressed up to now its curiosity within the growth of a nature park on the land of greater than 500,000m2 , reiterated that reform of the Expropriation Law is mandatory. This, so as to encourage the acquisition of the location by the City in order that it could actually develop the specified park.
“For now, this [l’acquisition] doesn’t change our function or our place to marketing campaign for inexperienced area. Zoning doesn’t enable residential growth and the mayor has signed a decision in favor of buying the land. It does not matter whether or not a promoter or one other owns it, there is no change within the quick time period, ”mentioned RRC spokesperson Marie-Ève Laforte.
Reflect additionally contacted the City of Candiac. He is awaiting an e-mail return. However, by means of a press launch, the Municipality reiterates its want to purchase the location. as evidenced by the decision endorsed by the council in August on its “real intention to protect an important island of freshness”.