Welcome to the Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) website

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Adopt-a-street: MCCA adopted the street area of Queens Street Plaza early in 2015, and teams meet periodically to clean the area with equipment provided by the city. If you can spare an occasional hour or so to help, please email us at mcca.pm@gmail.com, and we’ll add you to our list. This would not commit you to a set schedule, but more people willing to pitch in once in awhile will help us to keep the area clean. It’s not just cleaning — it’s interaction and community building!

MCCA Membership:  We welcome new (and lapsed) members at any time.  Must be 19+ and reside in the Moody Centre catchment area (see map).  Annual fee is $5/year. Payment can be made at any event, or by contacting MCCA to arrange (mcca.pm@gmail.com).

June 2017: MCCA Facebook

PLEASE NOTE: New, revamped Port Moody city website went live June 5, 2019.

It’s likely that ALL links provided on this MCCA site to city material were broken with the launch. We’ll endeavour to update links but it may take a bit of time and some may get missed.

Upcoming:

Tues., June 25, 2019, 7:00 pm at City Hall:  Public hearing(s) followed by regular council meeting.  Materials available here (council chambers, live-streamed). See agenda table of contents below.

Wed., June 26, 2019, 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm at City Hall, Development Cost Charges (DCCs) Information Sessions. City info here.

June 28-July 1, 2019, Rocky Point Park, Golden Spike Days Festival. City info here.

—Gatensbury Road Closure, Road Improvement Project:  COMPLETED.

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See the city calendar link from city home web-page for more events, and the Tri-City News.

Various dates and events:  Port Moody Station Museum/Heritage Society.
Various dates and events: PoMo Arts Centre.

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Handy links:
Council webpage with livestream video link
Council meeting video recordings (since September 2012)
2019 Council Agendas and Minutes
2018 Council Agendas and Minutes
Committee Agendas and Minutes, multiple years (links)
Council Agendas and Minutes, multiple years (links)
Official Community Plan (OCP), adopted 2014/2015 (lawsuit delay)
Former OCP, adopted January 2011
Council’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018
Development applications (Port Moody), Excel format — Link changed, updated Sept. 2018
Zoning Bylaw (NEW)
News portal, GVRD (Metro Vancouver)

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June 25, 2019: Public hearing, council meeting — Annual report, parking, development including Marcon townhouses, Coronation Park transportation/access, more

June 25, 2019: Public hearing, council meeting — Annual report, parking, development including Marcon townhouses, Coronation Park transportation/access, more

Public hearing(s) to start at 7:00 pm

Item 1:  2801-2831 St George Street, Marcon application for 43 townhouses and one heritage home

Item 2:  Harbour Heights Village, rezoning to RS1

 

See separate post for Item 1, Marcon application: June 25, 2019: Public hearing — Marcon development proposal for 43 townhouses 2800 block St George south side for more information.

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Regular council meeting will follow at the conclusion of the public hearing which starts at 7:00 pm, council chambers (live-streamed).

Complete agendas for public hearings and council can be accessed from city webpage here.

Please note public input is allowed, in-person at meetings and/or by written submission to council@portmoody.ca and/or clerks@portmoody.ca. Written submissions are not currently recorded in official minutes. Written submissions for public hearings should be received by the city by 12:00 noon latest on the day of the meeting.

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Regular Council meeting to follow public hearing, table of contents

For more information on any of the above topics, use the link provided above.

Item 3.1, 2018 Annual Report is very informative. Please see separate post, 2018 City of Port Moody Annual Report, for a few sample images from the report.

Item 7.1, please see June 25, 2019: Public hearing — Marcon development proposal for 43 townhouses 2800 block St George south side for more information.

Image below from Item 9.3, Coronation Park

 

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Item 9.5 refers to Porte Development Corporation’s application to rezone the property from Automobile Sale and Service Commercial (C5) to Comprehensive Development Zone 76 (CD 76), for a six-storey mixed-use project composed of 964.2m2 (10,379ft2) of leasable commercial floor space and 117 apartment units over underground parking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous post on this site: May 6, 2019: Development proposal open house — Porte Communities

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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June 25, 2019: Public hearing — Marcon development proposal for 43 townhouses 2800 block St George south side

June 25, 2019: Public hearing — Marcon development proposal for 43 townhouses 2800 block St George south side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On May 28, 2019, council approved sending this matter to public hearing. Complete package available here.

Public input can be provided in-person at the public hearing and/or in writing to clerks@portmoody.ca before 12:00 noon on the day of the hearing. The matter will go to the regular council meeting following the public hearing.

The location consists of 7 single-family lots in the Heritage Character Area of Moody Centre. The heritage home at the western end of the block would be retained (and sold), with 43 townhouse units constructed on the remaining six lots, about half facing St George Street and the other half facing Hope Street (currently functioning as a rear-access lane).

The floor area ratio is stated as 1.05, more than double the maximum for single-family homes. The calculation likely factors in the one SFH to be retained on the block.

For more information, view the agenda material here, and related posts on this site:

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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Port Moody 2018 Annual Report

Port Moody 2018 Annual Report

The annual report for the previous year is in the council agenda package for June 25, 2019, Item 3.1. The report is very informative.

Complete package available here.

Note: In addition to public input periods at the beginning and end of the meeting, there is an additional opportunity for the annual report discussion. We encourage people to have a look at the information. Below are a few sample images from the 2018 Annual Report.

Statistical analysis

 

Debt per capita

 

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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June 26: Information sessions: changes to development cost charges (DCCs) in Port Moody

Information sessions: changes to development cost charges (DCCs) in Port Moody

City link here.

See recent previous posts:

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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Provincial gov’t public land sales: Moody Centre

Provincial gov’t public land sales: Moody Centre

Below: MOTI is short form for the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

 

The Vancouver Sun published a piece of investigative journalism on sale of public lands including parcels close to the Moody Centre Skytrain station.

At the Port Moody public hearing on Moody Centre transit-oriented development, there were many development interests present to advocate for high density. Some of the names re-appear in the article and opinion below.

Sold on your behalf: 164 B.C. schools and hospitals, agricultural and industrial lots worth $1 billion, Vancouver Sun, June 14, 2019

Excerpt (click on article title above for full story):

“Developer buys four prime properties without a competitive bid

The province sold four properties beside the new Moody Centre SkyTrain Station — an area pegged for massive growth — between October 2017 and May 2018. The total sale price was $29 million, which the province said was based on independent appraisals.

In each case, the buyer was a numbered company created about a month before the sale with former Kwikwetlem First Nations chief Ron Giesbrecht listed as director.

On the very same day each lot was purchased, the director of the numbered company was changed from Giesbrecht to developer Ryan Beedie.

When asked about these transactions, the province told Postmedia there was a legal obligation to sell the four lots to the Kwikwetlem at market value after the First Nation signed an agreement with the Liberal government in February 2013 as accommodation for SkyTrain’s Evergreen Line project.

Accommodation agreements were signed in the majority of public land sales investigated by Bellringer, she wrote in her report, “to compensate for the development of land over which Indigenous title has not been resolved.”

Therefore, there was no competitive bidding process, the government said, and once the First Nation owned the lots, it could do what it wanted with them.

Postmedia asked both Beedie Developments and Kwikwetlem if this was a fair use of these agreements — because the government lost out on a competitive bidding process, even though the ownership of the well-located properties was immediately transferred to a non-Indigenous developer.

Kwikwetlem refused to answer any questions about the transactions, including how much the band profited. A spokeswoman said Giesbrecht “is no longer within leadership” at KFN and wasn’t available for comment.

Curtis Neeser, Beedie’s vice-president of residential development, provided a brief statement that said: “The properties that you are asking about were presented to our company in 2017 by Colliers, a real estate brokerage company that was marketing them on behalf of the KFN, and we purchased them in a competitive bidding process. There were multiple offers for the lots and we were the successful bidder.”

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Following the Vancouver Sun article, an opinion piece by former Vancouver School Board chair Patti Bacchus appeared in the Georgia Straight.

Patti Bacchus: B.C. Liberals’ land-sales scheme was worse than you know, Georgia Straight, June 20, 2019

Excerpt:

“Here’s the thing. In her series, Culbert notes Beedie donated $668,000 to the Liberals between 2005 and 2018. It’s not the only time Beedie’s name appears in Culbert’s series on the Liberals’ sale of public lands. She also reported on a $29-million sale of four provincially owned lots beside the new Moody Centre SkyTrain centre to a company that listed former Kwikwetlem First Nation chief Ron Giesbrecht as its director, without a competitive bidding process. But that’s not the end of it.”

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The Moody Centre Community Association reported on city discussions and public hearing for high density transit-oriented development near the Moody Centre Skytrain. Links to a couple of webposts are below. The second one contains the map that appears at the top of this post, and was part of the public hearing material.

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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June 11, 2019 Council meeting agenda table of contents

June 11, 2019 Council meeting agenda table of contents

Council meeting starts at 7:00 pm, council chambers (live-streamed).

Complete agenda can be accessed from city webpage here.

Please note public input is allowed, in-person at meetings and/or by written submission to council@portmoody.ca and/or clerks@portmoody.ca. Written submissions are not currently recorded in official minutes.

The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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June 15: Port Moody Community Fair

June 15: Port Moody Community Fair

Saturday, June 15, 2019

City weblink here.

Celebrate our community while connecting with local people, services, and organizations. The fair features free and fun activities for all ages, including an inflatable slide, mini train ride, toddler zone, and Science World demos.

 

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