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:

Sun., Jan. 19, 2020, 2:00 pm: Port Moody Heritage Society open meeting (Ioco Townsite discussion), at museum on Murray Street, POSTPONED from Jan. 15. More info here.

Tues., Jan. 21, 2020: Council meeting, council chambers.

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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
Official Community Plan (OCP), adopted 2014/2015 (lawsuit delay)
Former OCP, adopted January 2011
Council’s Strategic Plan 2019-2022
Council’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018
Development applications (Port Moody), Excel format — Link changed, updated August 2019
Zoning Bylaw
Moody Centre TOD, property owners consortium website (NEW, November 2019)
Henry Street proposal website, 3000 Henry (includes video) (NEW, January 2020)
News portal, GVRD (Metro Vancouver)

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2020-01-21: Council meeting agenda, Moody Centre TOD, Terraces (Henry St) development, Heritage Society

2020-01-21: Council meeting agenda, Moody Centre TOD, Terraces (Henry St) development, Heritage Society

January 21, 2020 at council

Committee of the Whole (COTW) council meeting, 7:00 pm
Public input is allowed in-person at meetings and/or by written submission to council@portmoody.ca and clerks@portmoody.ca. Please note written submissions are not currently recorded in official minutes.

Complete agenda (118 pages) can be accessed from city webpage here (PDF format) or here (HTML format).

Note, there are two Moody Centre TOD items, first a delegation from the Ownership Group, aka consortium, and later a report from the city planning department.

Agenda, table of contents

  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Input
  3. General Matters

3.1 Delegation – Real Acts of Caring (RAC) Week – February 9-15, 2020

3.2 Delegation – SUPER (Single Use Plastics Elimination Reinforcer) Team

3.3 Delegation – Port Moody Heritage Society

3.4 Delegation – Moody Centre TOD Area Master Planning Group [aka consortium]

  1. Adoption of Minutes

Recommendation(s):
THAT the minutes of the Special Council (Committee of the Whole) meeting
held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 be adopted.

  1. Unfinished Business
  2. New Business

6.1 Moody Centre TOD Master Plan Update [city planning department]

6.2 Lots 17-20 Henry Street – OCP Amendment and Rezoning Application [Terraces proposal]

6.3 Wharfinger’s Office [a proposal to move a building from Maple Ridge to Port Moody]

 

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

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2020-01-14: Public hearing, Alderside home; Council meeting agenda

2020-01-14: Public hearing, Alderside home; Council meeting agenda

January 14, 2020 at council

Public hearing, 7:00 pm, council chambers
804 Alderside new home build, rezoning request
Agenda link here.
Related: Sept 3 2019: CPAC, 804 Alderside Road, new house build, non-conforming to RS3 zoning

Public input is allowed in-person and by written submission. Written submissions should be received by noon on the day of the public hearing; they will not be recorded in official minutes.

Regular council meeting, following 7:00 pm public hearing.
Public input is allowed in-person at meetings and/or by written submission to clerks@portmoody.ca and council@portmoody.ca. Please note written submissions are not currently recorded in official minutes.

Complete agenda (646 pages) can be accessed from city webpage here (PDF format) or here (HTML format).

Agenda, table of contents

  1. Call to Order. This meeting will begin immediately following the Public Hearing at 7:00pm.

1.1 Art at Council

  1. Public Input
  2. General Matters
  3. Adoption of Minutes

Recommendation(s):
THAT the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council (to Close) held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 be adopted;
AND THAT the minutes of the Public Hearing held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 be adopted;
AND THAT the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 be adopted;
AND THAT the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 be adopted;
AND THAT the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 be adopted.

  1. Consent Agenda

5.1 Finance Committee Resolutions for Ratification

Recommendation(s): THAT the following resolutions from the Finance Committee meeting held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 be ratified:

FC20/002 – THAT the Rocky Point Park Master Plan (PK20024) be deferred to 2021; AND THAT the Urban Forest Management Strategy (PK20051) be moved up to 2020.

FC20/003 – THAT the $35,000 for the implementation of a trial traffic pattern change on Brew Street be funded from the Asset Reserve – Transportation Envelope;

FC20/004 – THAT a 2020 project be established to implement commercial loading zones in Suter Brook Village with a budget of $2,000 funded from the Asset Reserve – Transportation Envelope;

FC20/005 – THAT a 2020 project be established to evaluate existing streetlight levels within Suter Brook Village with a budget of $5,000 funded from the Asset Reserve – Transportation Envelope.

FC20/006 – THAT a draft proposed budget increase of $1,607,000 (estimated as a tax rate increase of 3.7%) be used for the Public Budget Consultation on February 4, 2020 as recommended in the memo dated December 20, 2019 from the Finance and Technology Department – Financial Services Division regarding Draft 2020-2024 Five-Year Financial Plan – Public Consultation.

FC20/007 – THAT the Firehall No. 2 façade replacement project be moved up to the 2020 budget cycle.

FC20/008 – THAT funding of up to $6,500 be approved in principle from Council Contingency for the Arts and Culture Committee proposed Artist Symposium, contingent upon Council’s approval of the event.

5.2 FCM Membership Renewal 2020 55

5.3 Livelyhood Public House Liquor Licence Application

5.4 Council Dinners – Proposed Corporate Policy Amendment

5.5 Rivershed Society BC Living Leadership Program Support 2020

  1. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda
  2. Legislative Matters

7.1 Rezoning Application – 804 Alderside Road – Third Reading and Adoption if referred from the Public Hearing to be held on January 14, 2020.

7.2 Committee Appointments

7.3 Development Cost Charges Bylaw Adoption

7.4 Council Procedure Bylaw

7.5 Municipal Ticket Information Authorization Bylaw

  1. Unfinished Business
  2. New Business

9.1 Electronic Participation in Council Meetings

9.2 2709 and 2711 St. George Street – Development Variance Permit

9.3 3001 St. Johns Street Extension of Temporary Use Permit

9.4 Rezoning Application – 3305 Henry Street

9.5 1227 Ioco Road – Rezoning for Small Lot Subdivision

9.6 Housing Agreement Bylaw No. 3196 – 3105-3113 St. Johns Street (FL GP Group Ltd.)

9.7 Cannabis Retail Use Rezoning Applications – Update and Zoning Bylaw Amendment

9.8 Community Events – Review and Recommendations

9.9 Invitation to Council for 2020 Council and EDC Workshop

9.10 Supporting Universal National Pharmacare

9.11 Tri-Cities Healthier Communities Partnership Meeting Room Support

9.12 Interim Affordable Housing Guidelines

9.13 Artist Symposium

  1. Other Business
  2. Reports from Council

11.1 Council Verbal Reports

11.2 Staff Verbal Reports

  1. Information Items

12.1 Metro Vancouver Board in Brief

12.2 Committees, Commissions, and Boards – Minutes

12.3 Council Correspondence

12.4 Weekly Updates from the Mayor

  1. Public Input

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

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2020-01: Kyle Centre — Council, can you spare a dime? — 5-year financial plan

2020-01: Kyle Centre — Council, can you spare a dime? — 5-year financial plan

What’s the plan? Demolition by neglect?

On February 4, 2020, the city will host a town hall meeting to discuss budgets and taxes. More information, including 5-year operating plan and 5-year capital plan, is available from city webpage here.

Kyle Centre is shown as “excluded” in the 5-year capital plan. Neglect continues.

In 2013, Kyle Centre was considered in more urgent need of repairs than most other city facilities.

If demolition by neglect is due to expectations of a complete rebuild, Kyle Centre could deteriorate much more in the meantime.

Council, can you spare a dime?

Related, previous posts:

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

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2020-01-07: CPAC meeting, 210 units proposed for property near Moody Middle (Buller, St George, St Johns)

2020-01-07: CPAC meeting, 210 units proposed for property near Moody Middle (Buller, St George, St Johns)

The Community Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC) will have its first meeting of the year on January 7, 2020 at council chambers, city hall, 7:00 pm. Public input is not permitted (since spring 2018), but the meeting is available on video, live-streamed or can be viewed later from link here (also contains link to complete agenda material).

The site currently has 4 townhouses facing Buller, and five properties on standard sized lots (two on St Johns, three on St George). The two properties on St Johns are in the OCP map as potentially six storeys, while the properties south are set at three storeys. The proponent (Buffalo Group) is asking for an OCP change to allow six storeys for the entire project.

The property labelled “FUTURE DEVELOPMENT” below is the Forte Living project (MCCA post on public hearing, link here).

 

Facing St George Street, Building B

Below are just a few excerpts from the agenda material.

Property Description:
The development site is configured in an “L” shape and consists of six properties located east of the Public Safety Building on St. Johns Street and St. George Street, west of Moody Middle School, as shown on the Location Plan (Attachment 1). The development site includes a 40m (131ft) portion of St. Andrews Street proposed to be purchased from the City at market value. The total site is approximately 5,471m2 (1.35 acres) in area and is generally flat. Each of the subject lots is currently occupied with either a single family home, duplex, or quad-plex.”

Proposal:
The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject site from RS1, RT, and RM4 Zones to a Comprehensive Development (CD) Zone. The development proposal consists of two building components:

  1. One six-storey mixed-use building facing St. Johns Street, containing 90 residential units and 867m2 (9,331ft2) of commercial space. Of the 90 units, 32 are proposed to be market rental and 21 are proposed to be below market rental. The commercial space is proposed to be developed for a non-profit childcare provider. This component is consistent with the OCP.
  2. One six-storey multi-family apartment building facing St. George Street and St. Andrews Street, containing 120 units. This component requires an OCP amendment to allow an increase in the building height from three to six storeys.

Non-Profit Childcare Space
The mixed-use building includes ground-floor commercial space, which the owner is proposing to lease to a non-profit childcare provider. The proposal includes 887m2 (9,331ft2) of indoor space and 130m2 (1,400ft2) of adjacent outdoor space. The underground parking features a drop-off and pick-up area which provides direct access to the proposed childcare space via an elevator. The proposed lease rate would be nominal (i.e. $1 per year) for a period of ten years with possible extensions.”

The agenda material does not include other financials such as development cost charges (DCCs) or community amenity charges (CACs) normally payable to the city.

MUCH more information is available in the agenda package here (or use the link provided above).

Recent, related post:
2019-11-25: Buffalo Group developer open house at Moody Middle

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

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2020-01: BC Assessment, latest property valuations

2020-01: BC Assessment, latest property valuations

After a few years of rapid increases in property values, the latest assessments show declines for most areas. The assessment date is July 1, 2019, a 6 month lag.

Image above is from two minute video file from Global News, available here: Lower Mainland assessed home values dip after sluggish year for real estate market.

“It is the first time in the last 20 years that B.C.’s total property assessment values have gone down, according to BC Assessment.

The biggest drops for detached homes are expected in West Vancouver and the University Endowment Lands (16 per cent), Richmond (14 per cent) and Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Moody and North Vancouver (11 per cent), according to BC Assessment.”
From Global News article, link above.

Image below from BC Assessment, which has much more data available. To use the interactive map, click here.

BC Assessment website: https://www.bcassessment.ca/

Anyone wishing to appeal their assessment should contact BC Assessment without delay, as notices of appeal must be filed by the end of January.

MCCA post from one year ago:
BC Assessments — 2019 (valuation from July 1, 2018)

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

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2019-11-26: Public hearing, cannabis shops locations; Council meeting agenda

2019-11-26: Public hearing, cannabis shops locations; Council meeting agenda

UPDATE: After 2-1/2 hours for the public hearings, the regular meeting started at approximately 9:30 pm. At midnight, extension of the meeting time was not universally agreed to so the meeting ended. It will be reconvened at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 3 at council chambers. Select December 3rd at this link for more: https://calendar.portmoody.ca/meetings.

Original post
November 26, 2019 at council

Public hearing, 7:00 pm, council chambers
Cannabis retail, St Johns Street, and Morrissey Road/Suterbrook

Agenda link here.
Public input is allowed in-person and by written submission. Written submissions should be received by noon on the day of the public hearing; they will not be recorded in official minutes.

Regular council meeting, following 7:00 pm public hearing
Public input is allowed in-person at meetings and/or by written submission to clerks@portmoody.ca and council@portmoody.ca. Please note written submissions are not currently recorded in official minutes.

Complete agenda (627 pages) can be accessed from city webpage here (PDF format) or here (HTML format).

Agenda, table of contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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2019-11-25: Buffalo Group developer open house at Moody Middle

2019-11-25: Buffalo Group developer open house at Moody Middle

Monday, November 25, 2019
5:00-7:00 pm (drop in)
Multi-Purpose Room, Moody Middle School, 130 Buller St

Six storey, mixed-use building on St Johns St

  • Six storey, multi-family building on St George St
  • Approximately 210 residential units including:

◦157 strata residential

◦32 market rental homes (15%)

◦21 non-market rental homes (10%)

  • Mix of unit sizes ranging from studio to three-bedrooms, and ground-oriented homes
  • 9,300 sq.ft commercial space on St Johns St

PDF invite below.
2019-11-25-open house-Buffalo Group

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

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