After decades of operation, the Hippodrome, once known as Blue Bonnets, has closed its doors for good. Although this will have negative ramifications for Quebec’s horse-breeding industry, it presents a great opportunity for urban development. The site is centrally located, just off the Décarie expressway and within walking distance of the Namur metro station. If developed properly, the site could be home to thousands of families who would likely use public transportation. The site as it stands now, is relatively isolated from neighboring residential areas. This isolation could be resolved by connecting the missing links in the west end grid. The redevelopment of the Hippodrome could lead to the connection of Jean Talon in Montreal to Kildare in Cote Saint Luc. Such a link would provide residential contiguity between the new development and an existing built up residential community. The link would also have great benefits to Cote Saint Luc. Motorists would have a faster access to the Décarie expressway. The 92 bus route could be extended into Cote Saint Luc and provide faster metro access to public transit users. The improvement of the grid is important for healing the urban fabric of Montreal torn apart by highway construction. A more complete grid is one in which mobility is easier for pedestrians and public transit users.