Factual Information Campaign
Image below is from the top of draft brochure, for discussion/approval at PoMo council meeting Feb. 27, 2018.
The background memo summarizing the original motion starts at page 171 (complete agenda package available here).
The goal of the draft Factual Information Communication Campaign literature (Attachment 1) is to provide Port Moody residents and business owners with clear and transparent information about recent growth and development in Port Moody. The draft literature responds to Council’s direction and includes Port Moody census data and projected population growth; the status of development applications, projected build-out, and resulting population growth estimates; regional growth and traffic impact projections; housing needs in the Lower Mainland; an overview of Transit-Oriented Development; Port Moody OCP amendments adopted since 2016; and information about Port Moody’s Master Transportation Plan, including funding requirements and traffic improvement projects scheduled for 2018.”
To see the complete memo, use the agenda link above, or click on the 5-page PDF link below.
2018-02-16-City cover memo re Factual Information Campaign
The 4-page draft information brochure starts at page 177.
To see the complete draft brochure, use the agenda link above, or click on the 4-page PDF link below.
2018-02-27-Draft Factual Information Communication Campaign Literature
Readers can judge whether the brochure meets expectations, and helps to understand growth and development in Port Moody in a clear and transparent way.
A few notes …
The brochure shows the most recent time-frame (2011-2016) when Port Moody’s growth was slower (1.6%) than several census periods prior.
Current proposed or approved projects suggest the census data (growth) in the 2011-2016 period was an exception, not indicative of past or future growth.
The draft brochure provides estimated numbers for units and population in a segmented way (not in the form of a list), excerpts below:
“Current applications involve the potential consideration of 2,818 residential units that could potentially provide housing for 5,013 people.”
Since 2016, Council has approved seven development applications involving amendments to the Zoning Bylaw that will facilitate the development of 324 units. These applications and associated units could provide for housing for approximately 615 people.”
The above two combined (5,013 plus 615) total an estimated 5,628 people.
Items separated out from the above-noted:
“Since 2016, Council has adopted six amendments to the OCP. Two of these amendments were made to establish a clear vision for areas of the City located near rapid transit:
The Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan envisions a transit-oriented, pedestrian, and bike-friendly community that has a range of housing forms and types in close proximity to shops, amenities, and transit. The plan includes the opportunity for high-rise residential, high-rise mixed use, low-rise residential, and park uses. The potential number of units within this neighbourhood is 2,225, with an estimated population of 4,449 at completion.
The Moody Centre Station Transit-Oriented Development Area Plan includes policy to encourage a mixed-use, pedestrian neighbourhood around the Moody Centre SkyTrain Station with a range of building forms and uses. The potential number of units is 2,000, with an estimated population at completion of 4,000.”
[Note: the “4,000” estimated population for Moody Centre, above, appears to come from the original “Scenario B” — not the slightly less intense Scenario A that was last on the table.]
The combined estimates noted above for Coronation Park and Moody Centre TOD total 8,449 people.
Total of all of above: 14,077.
The brochure does not include projections for some potentially large projects such as Flavelle (estimated up to 7,000 residents if approved as proposed; see links below), the Ioco lands owned by the Brilliant Circle Group, and the Andres Wine property.
Some of the above numbers are likely to change, but reflect current information.
Update: More on the numbers, incl. chart excerpt below from November 2013 post when this website was “born.” The graph shows actual population numbers up to the 2011 census (5-year increments), and projected after that (10-year increments), the information available at the time. A perfect graph would have the upward projected trend line stretched out more. The city estimates for overall growth and in certain areas have changed since November 2013, some up and some down.
The current Oceanfront District (Flavelle) population estimate (~7,000) is expected to appear in the revised city brochure after discussion at council on Feb. 27, taking the brochure total to ~21,000 new residents. (Since then, a new potentially significant project has surfaced, Fraser Health’s proposal for high density on the grounds of Eagle Ridge Hospital, community information meeting open house on March 7 at City Hall.)
The brochure includes additional information including estimated housing needs, and transportation estimates and projects.
—Tidal wave? (February 2018); this post contains a list of projects in various stages; the list is imperfect but based on readily available information.
—Agenda package, Feb. 2, 2018, Regional Planning Committee, Metro Vancouver (GVRD); contains information provided by Port Moody and Mill and Timber (Flavelle) to the committee to change the land use of the Flavelle site from industrial to general urban.