February 23, 2024

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René-Lévesque: Tram stations will replace two former gas stations

René-Lévesque: Tram stations will replace two former gas stations

Two former gas stations on René-Lévesque boulevard that will become tramway stations are intended to pollute land that Quebec City is in the process of buying from the just-shuttered Couche-Tard at the corner of Belvedere. At the intersection of Cartier.

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Recently, the Couche-Tard convenience store on the corner of Belvedere Avenue closed its doors and its gas pumps. Tramway Project Office spokeswoman Miriam Beard-Dumont confirmed Log The city is in the process of expropriating this land to integrate it into the future construction transport network. “The acquisition process is following its course.”

Value $1.055M

The building at 900 René-Lévesque Boulevard West is owned by Developments Iberville. It is a former convenience store building and has a land area of ​​1366 m2. It is listed on the municipal assessment roll at a value of $1.055 million.

“The Belvedere tramway station will be built on the site of the service station between Belvedere and Calixa-Lavalley avenues,” the spokesperson said. “This will allow the tram to efficiently connect with the Metrobus service, which serves the nearby Temperate station on Calixa-Lavalley Avenue.”



The old service station at the corner of Cartier-René-Lévesque will be replaced by a tram station.

DIDIER DEBUSSCHERE/JOURNAL DE QUEBEC

Avenue Cartier

Further east, at the intersection of Cartier Avenue, there is movement on the grounds of the old gas station, which has been closed for years. Fences are visible and excavation work is underway.

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The land will include the future Cartier tramway station as well as a public square that will include an artistic scene, an urban forest and a multifunctional space.

Last year, Quebec City signed off on selling the land for $2.4 million. Under the terms of the contract, the city will become the owner after the work is completed. These include demolition of existing building, removal of tanks and piping, decontamination and environmental rehabilitation. The work is the responsibility of the current private owner, SDLP Realty Properties, the real estate division of Sobeys.

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