Community update — June 7, 2014

New house build in Moody Centre
Rear of house on Hope Street, 2300 block
June 2014-Hope St-2300 block
Front of house on Henry Street (now reversed from before)
June 2014-Hope-Henry 2300 block


MCCA’s annual general meeting generated some excellent discussion and ideas for the upcoming year. For those who were unable to make it, stay tuned for notice of future events.

New information, upcoming events/discussions
1.  Recreation services for seniors — comments wanted by June 10, 2014
2.  Mossom Creek Hatchery — rebuilding, fundraising, and Salmon BBQ July 13, 2014
3.  Upcoming council meeting (June 10) includes discussion on:

  • Neighbourhood character, and height calculations (see pics at top)
  • Mill and Timber [Flavelle] site
  • Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Town Hall Meeting, planned for June 25, 2014

Recreation services for seniors
Following is a message from the Manager of Recreation. Due to the short time-frame, if you have comments, it may be best to send them directly to Jim LaCroix (email below) and copy to MCCA (

“The City of Port Moody has received funding to study how to make recreation services more age friendly. We are asking each of the community associations to provide comments on how we might be able to improve our recreation services for seniors (aged 50 and over).

If you could please email me [Jim LaCroix, email below] any feedback by Wednesday June 11, I will forward the comments to the consultants – SPARC.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Jim LaCroix
Manager of Recreation, City of Port Moody”
Mossom Creek Hatchery — rebuilding, fundraising, and Salmon BBQ July 13, 2014
A fundraising barbecue and auction are planned to help raise money for the rebuilding project. Tickets cost $45 for a gourmet salmon meal. The event will take place Sunday, July 13 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Galleria at PoMo city hall. More information is available at the Mossom Creek website:

Council meeting, June 10, 2014
At its meeting this Tuesday, June 10, 2014, council will discuss, among other things, Concerns regarding height calculations for new houses (see pics at top).

Also on the agenda is Mill and Timber Site – Oceanfront District and Special Study Area Designations; and
Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Town Hall Meeting discussion — planned for June 25, 2014 .

A link to the agenda (very large document) is here:

As always, we welcome your questions, comments and input to MCCA, either by email or as a comment on this site.

Hazel Mason, President
Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA)

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One Response to Community update — June 7, 2014

  1. Christopher Staddon says:

    When it comes to building permits, we have only one tool, this is flawed. Zoning sets the basic building use, envelope and lot parameters. A more sane and sustainable planning integration would see guidelines that are more contextual and are concerned with how a building fits into its neighborhood. We need an additional body to ensure that the community’s wishes are respected. The architectural and building material aspects of each city neighborhood should be documented and guidelines developed for new projects. Each project should pass its zoning requirements and reviewed by a citizen committee (Planning Advisory Committee) for how it respects the guidelines, the committee can make recommendations for changes. The PAC recommends acceptance or refusal (based on the need for changes) of a project to Council. Council has the last say. A good PAC strikes a balance between respect for a neighborhood’s existing architecture and look on one hand, and enabling innovation on the other for example, a house cannot be built closer to the street than the average distance from the street of the neighbours on either side.

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