Montigny-lès-Cormeilles becomes a laboratory for the transformation of a commercial area at the entrance of the city

· July 3, 2023

L35 is participating in the Montigny-lès-Cormeilles restructuring project, the first 'démonstrateur de Repenser la Ville', within the framework of the partnership established between Frey, the Banque des Territoires and CDC Habitat to transform declining commercial areas into mixed neighborhoods.

Montigny-lès-Cormeilles, a town in Val-d'Oise, has become a transformation laboratory to revitalize a commercial area at the entrance to the city. This pioneering project, of which L35 will be a part, is the first to be carried out as a result of a partnership between the Frey Group, the Banque des Territoires and CDC Habitat.

In early June, the ambitious transformation of a roadside commercial tract in Montigny-lès-Cormeilles was officially launched to create an urban center combining housing blocks, stores, services, green spaces and a school.

The main objective of this complex operation is to transform this declining commercial area into a vibrant mixed neighborhood that meets the needs and expectations of residents and visitors.

Montigny-lès-Cormeilles will thus become a benchmark for the revitalization of declining commercial areas at the entrances to French cities. This innovative project demonstrates how collaboration between companies, financial institutions and local authorities can have a positive impact on urban transformation and community quality of life.

In the words of Antoine Frey, CEO of FREY, "the first 'démonstrateur de Repenser la Ville' aims to show that peri-urban commerce will no longer contribute to weakening or worsening these city entrances, but on the contrary, will strengthen them in all their dimensions: as a vector of urban diversity, social cohesion, local economic resilience and environmental transition. The goal is no longer to renovate in order to revitalize, but to invent a new way of making a city".