Public Hearing, Flavelle OCP amendment, transportation, and more

Public Hearing, Flavelle OCP amendment, transportation, and more

In this post:

  • Public hearing
  • Council meeting
  • Flavelle OCP amendment
  • Draft master transportation plan
  • New out-of-school care program in Port Moody
  • Trouble in Paradise — W5 investigation

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Scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at city hall:

(1) Public Hearing, 7:00 pm.
Subject is rezoning for 2621 St. Johns Street to allow for 12 residential and 4 commercial units in a 4-storey structure on one standard sized residential lot.  The public hearing material is available on the city website here.  Anyone wishing to comment can do so in person at the public hearing and/or by email to clerks@portmoody.ca.  Written material should be sent no later than 12:00 noon on March 8.  More information is available on this site, including:
Development application — 2621 St. Johns Street — Information Meeting Nov. 12, 2015

(2) Council meeting, following public hearing.
Agenda material can be accessed from the same link as for the public hearing (above). As usual, there are many items up for review and discussion.
The 8-page table of contents can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
2016-03-08-Council TOC

The Flavelle OCP amendment application will be discussed, with a staff recommendation to notify external organizations, which include Metro Vancouver (GVRD), Port Metro Vancouver, Translink, and many more (see material for complete list, link below).
2016-03-08-council agenda-Flavelle-OCP land use map

Excerpts from summary
“At this point in the process, the primary purpose of the notification is to make the organizations aware that the City has received the OCP amendment application and to invite any initial comments, while recognizing that few details are currently known about the proposed plan.” [emphasis added; page 8 of 14 page summary]

“The comments received from the public consultation to date are positive, with no criticism of the process. […] additional opportunities for public input later in the planning process for the Site, with more details of the proposed site development being made available over time.” [page 4 of 14 page summary]

” … some people appear very keen to see redevelopment on the Site, while others have many questions that they want to see addressed, including considerably more plan details, before they can form an opinion on whether or not they believe Council should support the plan.” [page 7 of 14 page summary]

The 14-page council agenda Flavelle summary can be viewed at the link below.
2016-03-08-Flavelle OCP amendment application

Related posts:
Flavelle Land Use Diagram
Update — Draft Master Transportation Plan Open House (Feb. 24, 2016)
Flavelle Oceanfront Development — open house, part two

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The draft transportation plan is not on the agenda, as had been expected.  At the city’s February 24th open house to showcase the draft Master Transportation Plan (aka TransPort Moody), an actual “draft plan” was not presented.  The information was more general than detailed, but showed potential new north-south overpasses.  For more information, see Update — Draft Master Transportation Plan Open House (Feb. 24, 2016).

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For parents of school-aged children
“A new, innovative, out-of-school-care program is opening in Port Moody. Block 8 Academy’s progressive out-of-school care provides students with a rich curriculum to support their academic, creative and physical development. As well, it gives the students access to a multitude of high calibre activities provided by surrounding businesses.”

The program will be hosted at the Port Moody Arts Centre. For more information on the program, see:
Press release: block8academy.com/pomo-arts-press-release.html
Program: block8academy.com

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Trouble in Paradise — W5 investigation
On March 5, 2016, CTV’s program W5 aired a segment called ‘Trouble in Paradise’ examining efforts by Shawnigan Lake residents to stop a contaminated soil dump site in a Vancouver Island watershed.  The tie-in to Port Moody is that contaminated soil from Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT) removed for terminal expansion was barged and trucked to the landfill.  The landfill site owners appeared as a delegation at a Port Moody council meeting on January 12, 2016.  The council meeting agenda and video can be accessed at 2016 Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes.  Earlier, on December 1, 2015, PCT appeared at council, and the agenda and video is available at 2015 Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

The segment will likely be available in the near future on CTV’s website here: http://www.ctv.ca/W5.aspx.  Some people may also be able to access the program through their ‘On Demand’ feature.

Related posts:
Burrard Inlet, Port Moody Arm — questions on soil and contaminants, PCT expansion
2015-06: Watching the detectives — environmental assessments and governing oversight

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We welcome your comments, either by email (mcca.pm@gmail.com), or as a comment online.

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