Council COTW agenda for July 21, 2015; OCP lawsuit discontinued

Council COTW agenda for July 21, 2015; OCP lawsuit discontinued

On the agenda for council’s Committee of the Whole (COTW) meeting for July 21, 2015:
—Master Transportation Plan Update
—Zoning Bylaw Update
—Coronation Park Neighbourhood – Community Consultation Update
—Moody Centre Project Scope (verbal report) — Neighbourhood Community Consultation

Link to city webpage for agenda and video of the meeting here.  Archived video is usually posted within a day or two after the meeting.   [Update from city, July 31, 2015:  Video for the July 21st meeting is not available “due to a scheduling oversight on the part of our streaming provider.” MCCA comments below are based on viewing the 2nd part of the meeting via livestream; not from archived video.]  [Update 2, August 12, 2015: Partial video is now available.]

Update, July 21, 2015
Moody Centre Project Scope

James Stiver, General Manager of Development Services, gave a brief verbal report to confirm the Moody Centre Neighbourhood Consultation Plan was not forgotten, but the Coronation Park consultation had moved forward first due to council’s direction (prompted by land assembly company London Pacific having hosted its own meeting on the subject in early June).

Staff will work on a process and plan for Moody Centre and get it moving as soon as possible.

Mayor Clay commented that it should happen sooner than later, as there are a number of potential development applications expected in Moody Centre, and uncertainty over the plan is undesirable.

Note: Moody Centre is a larger area with more permitted land uses, and there’s been much speculation over what could or should happen. One recent and public example of potential change: about one month ago, June 23, Flavelle/Mill and Timber hosted an open house to kick-start a discussion about future development (see earlier posts, including most recent).

Much of Moody Centre was identified for possible changes in the recently adopted OCP, and the zoning bylaw re-write is currently in progress. The zoning bylaw process will include public input, and likely a town hall, based on discussion at the July 21st council COTW meeting.

Therefore, moving forward in a timely way for the Moody Centre Neighbourhood Community Consultation makes sense.

Not directly related to above, but of significance
OCP lawsuit (GVRD/Metro Vancouver v. Port Moody) discontinued

Included in regular council’s agenda package for July 14, 2014 was correspondence to Port Moody confirming that on June 26, 2015 the GVRD filed a Notice of Discontinuance of the OCP-related lawsuit that was launched in October 2014.

One of MCCA’s earlier reports on this matter:
UnOfficial Community Plan passes 3rd reading (again), back to Metro Van (again)

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