Community update — June 21, 2014: Parks and Recreation draft plan, and more

Parks and Recreation Master Plan — draft update

The City of Port Moody held its open house on Thursday, June 12. This draft is an update from the current plan completed in 2003. Information is available on the city website here: http://www.portmoody.ca/index.aspx?page=1043. All feedback to the city on this plan is requested by June 26, 2014. The plan is expected to go to council in September.

For some highlights from my review of the draft, see https://portmoodycommunity.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/parks-and-recreation-master-plan-a-few-quotes-and-observations/.

OCP and Mill and Timber (Flavelle) industrial lands

On June 10, 2014, council voted to send a May 4, 2014 report to Metro Vancouver as part of a formal request to amend the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy, Metro 2040, to change the land use designation for the Mill and Timber site from “Industrial with a Special Study Overlay” to “General Urban.” This area would still be called “Oceanfront District with Special Study Area overlay” in the city’s OCP land use map, but would not show as a special study area in the regional map.

Upcoming events

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Town Hall Meeting — June 25, 2014, starting at 7:00 pm, Port Moody City Hall. For more information, see: http://www.portmoody.ca/index.aspx?page=1037. Tri-Cities Green Scene reporter Elaine Golds wrote a column on the subject, found in the Friday, June 20 paper.

Golden Spike Days — upcoming weekend and Canada Day, starting Saturday, June 28. Watch your local papers for more information.

In the news updates (see https://portmoodycommunity.wordpress.com/in-the-news-2/2014-06-21-media-june-2014-large-homes-pubs-arts-centre/)

  • Tri-City News, Port Moody council to look into concerns about large houses
  • Tri-Cities Now, Port Moody to look at ‘monster homes’
  • Tri-City News, Funky cafes, brew pubs, homes and commercial enterprises
  • Tri-Cities Now, Work continues on arts centre revamp

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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)
Respond: mcca.pm@gmail.com
https://portmoodycommunity.wordpress.com
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