By Mary Bartnik
The property company is reorganizing the emblematic and aging commercial area of the Paris region.
It’s a commercial area on the outskirts like so many others, built in the 1980s. In the center: a departmental road so busy that it’s impossible to cross it on foot. On both sides, large boxes in cladding, each provided with a parking lot. They welcome Boulanger, Leroy Merlin, B&M or McDonald’s. Welcome to La Patte d’oie d’Herblay, near the town of Montigny-lès-Cormeilles (Val-d’Oise).
“It is an aging commercial area, increasingly affected by vacancy because its customers no longer consume in the same way, notes the mayor of Montigny-lès-Cormeilles, Jean-Noël Carpentier. They are no longer willing to spend time in traffic jams and shop more online.In recent years, the city has caught up with this commercial area originally built on the outskirts.
For ten years, the mayor has been aiming to reintegrate it fully into the city center… by building housing there. His project is about to see the light of day, thanks to the intervention…