Major projects for GM Développement
GM Développement, a promoter and manager in the Québec City region since 1992, specializes in residential and commercial real estate. The firm is known for its leading role in revitalising and constantly promoting the Saint-Roch neighbourhood. The opening of the Benjo store, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, is one of a number of major accomplishments that highlight the drive and passion of GM Développement’s owners.
What makes a GM Développement project special is mainly its prime location. GM Développement manages to bring a breath of freshness and modernity to popular urban neighbourhoods. Condos right in the downtown, close to everything and with a spectacular view, are among its projects. Three recent examples: Tandem condos sur cour, Les Suites de la Colline and District 03.
Tandem condos sur cour
Located on Saint-Jean Street in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood, the Tandem project now being built includes 82 condos right in the bustling heart of the downtown. Near Cartier Street and Grande Allée, Tandem offers its residents a superb location looking out over both the Laurentians and the cityscape. The ground floor on Saint-Jean Street will also include commercial spaces. Everything is designed to make this a key project for the neighbourhood’s future.
Tandem’s interior courtyard and system of suspended walkways are major assets, giving each condo an outside entrance. No long interior corridors or extra maintenance in the winter: all the walkways will be heated. Most of the condos are floor-through units, so owners will benefit from a degree of natural light and ventilation seldom found among condos currently available. These characteristics are a good fit for the ecology-friendly Saint-Jean-Baptiste area, as are the vertical gardens in Tandem’s interior courtyard.
Les Suites de la Colline
Located just across from Parliament Hill, the Les Suites de la Colline project consists of 29 condos in a magnificent location. With the Plains of Abraham and the main routes through Old Québec nearby, Les Suites de la Colline means modern living in the heart of the city, and an exceptional view besides.
Luxurious interior finishing, leading-edge heating and air conditioning systems, high-quality material in the cabinets and quartz countertops are just some of the signature luxuries you’ll find in the Les Suites de la Colline condos.
Always in the forefront, GM Développement is currently executing the first solid-wood six-storey project in Québec. District 03 will contain 53 loft-style urban condos with numerous windows, nine-foot ceilings and a spacious, modern open-plan design. This project in the heart of Nouvo St-Roch continues GM Développement’s efforts to revitalise the neighbourhood.
GM Développement worked with the architects to design condos that are all different. The fact that they are being sold based on the floor plans promises buyers a certain exclusivity, as well as a result that meets both their tastes and their expectations.
The Céleste condo project in Mont Sainte-Anne also has the advantage of an unmatched location near a major tourist attraction. The Céleste project is an interesting option for residents of Québec who spend the winter elsewhere and want to make their investment work for them by renting their condo to skiers during the winter. The project is also located near a number of summer activities, including golf courses and hiking trails. Condos may also be rented for short, medium or long periods to enjoy the mountain right next door. Only around fifteen apartments are still available.
GM Développement, which is also developing the Quartier central project, a business complex that includes a hotel and office buildings near the new Québec City Amphitheatre, doesn’t lack for ideas. Like all of GM Développement’s other successes, Quartier central stands out for its prime location and will provide excellent visibility for future tenants. The next few years will be very busy for the owners of GM Développement as they continue to consolidate their expertise by improving real estate development in Québec City.
Text: Joannie Langlois