Canada’s second largest shopping and lifestyle centre, Quartier DIX30 in Brossard, Que., is about to get bigger.
Construction has just begun on The Square at Quartier DIX30, which will include a new 16-storey building that will house a 95,000-square-foot, 160-room, four-star hotel as well as 107,000 square feet of class-A office space and 10,000 square feet of commercial space.
“The intention was really to fully complete the development of Quartier DIX30 and add even more interesting and exciting options to the already existing commercial offering in this area,” said Quartier DIX30 general manager Marilyn Cormier. “Thus, Quartier DIX30 visitors will benefit from having more choice than ever before.”
Oxford and Carbonleo co-own Quartier DIX30
Oxford Properties Group and Carbonleo co-own and co-manage the complex at the intersection of Highways 10 and 30, which has formed somewhat of a downtown core for Montreal’s suburban south shore. The new development will anchor the north corner of Quartier DIX30.
“The new building will occupy a part of Quartier DIX30 that was underdeveloped until now,” said Cormier. “Thus, this addition will fully complete and enclose Quartier DIX30 as it was originally planned.”
The estimated cost of the new addition wasn’t disclosed. Cormier said there are commitments in place from tenants for the space that will be announced in the near future.
The Square at Quartier DIX30 is designed for LEED certification for core and shell.
“Quartier DIX30 will do its best to get the highest certification possible, using the best components to make the building as sustainable as possible,” said Cormier. “Carbonleo and Oxford Properties have always believed that sustainability is a key element in the growth of Quartier DIX30, and their environmental efforts with this project prove their good intentions more than ever.”
Quartier DIX30 has 310 stores and a lot more
Quartier DIX30 is home to 310 stores, 53 restaurants, two live theatres, a cinema, an Alt Hotel and 350,000 square feet of office space. The centre includes Walmart, Canadian Tire, Rona, Apple, Michael Kors, Williams-Sonoma, Hugo Boss, Lululemon, Zara, Anthropologie, Forever 21, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and hr2 Holt Renfrew. It has 10,000 parking spaces, including 3,500 underground stalls.
Development and investment company Devimco Inc. and RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust were the original partners in Quartier DIX30, with RioCan acting as asset and property manager.
Several subsequent transactions and the splitting off of Devimco into Devimco Immoblier and Carbonleo has resulted in the current structure with Oxford, the real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System pension fund, and Carbonleo sharing ownership of Quartier DIX30. Carbonleo employs more than 40 people at its headquarters at Quartier DIX30.