Another gigantic agenda (financial report, Andres, Flavelle, Ioco, and more); Marcon open house, busy weeks ahead

Another gigantic agenda (financial report, Andres, Flavelle, Ioco, and more); Marcon open house, busy weeks ahead

Residents, please note it appears that there will be a lot of activity during a time when many are planning or enjoying holidays, activity including big items on agendas and public hearings. It can be difficult at the best of times to keep on top of what’s going on in our city in terms of the numerous proposals and projects that can affect our city profoundly. This is a long post trying to summarize 100s of pages of information, and won’t capture everything.

For any of you who may have questioned the city’s OCP population growth projections, you’ll want to pay particular attention to the Ioco item below. Also, note that the projections for Moody Centre TOD alone are roughly 10% of Port Moody’s current population. Flavelle is more than double that (the two combined equal almost 1/3), and so on.

There is additional information on this MCCA site on many of the items mentioned —just scroll or use the search bar.

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, council will discuss some major land areas and development proposals, including Andres (Westport), Flavelle Oceanfront, and the Ioco lands. See below for more information on the agenda, complete agenda information online from city website here or here.

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, development company Marcon is hosting a public open house to present concepts for 252 new residential units on St. George St. west of Williams. See post below for more. On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, the Community Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC) will review material from Marcon re the St. George Street proposal.

At its last regular council meeting on June 13, 2017, council defeated Councillor Glumac’s motion for an action plan to acquire parkland given the continuing population growth in the city. See post below. (And best wishes to Rick Glumac on his new role as MLA. Thanks for your work on behalf of Port Moody as councillor.)

At the same meeting on June 13, council agreed to bypass its own procedural rules to reduce public input on the Moody Centre Transit-Oriented Development. See post below (the Tri-City News has published on this topic, and links are included).

Prior to the June 13 regular council meeting, there was a public hearing for two development proposals in Moody Centre: (1) 2313-2315 St. Johns Street; and (2) Bold Properties, Clarke and St. Johns Streets, west Moody Centre. At an upcoming meeting, the 4th and final reading will be held for both. More information in posts below, scroll or click on highlighted links above.

On the upcoming long Canada Day weekend, Golden Spike Days will be held at Rocky Point Park, and the city is hosting activities on July 1. See the top of this site for information links.
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Below is a sampling of items on the June 27th agenda (500+ pages, available online here or here). Please note that buried in the information below it may be easy to miss the recommendation for the Flavelle Oceanfront proposal to go to public hearing on July 25, 2017.

PoMo Annual Report (item 3.3), recommended reading (sample graph below)

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Bylaw amendment to prohibit outdoor burning (item 7.1)
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Ioco Townsite Development (item 9.1)

“Recommendations:
THAT staff be directed to draft an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment that removes the special study area designation from the OCP as it relates to the Ioco Townsite and accompanying lands, identifying only the industrial lands for special study as recommended in the report dated June 14, 2017 from Councillor Meghan Lahti regarding Ioco Townsite Development;

AND THAT staff be directed to draft policies which reflect a view to prioritize density in the Inlet Centre and Transit Oriented Development Areas;

AND THAT staff communicate to the current land owner of the Ioco Townsite and accompanying lands that the City prefers to limit development in this area to the current zoning – Heritage Conservation and Single Family.”

“Discussion
The City of Port Moody has been experiencing an extraordinary surge of development applications, so much so that, if Council were to approve all of the applications that have been submitted to date, we would double the projected population increase established in our Official Community Plan (OCP) and our Regional Context Statements related to growth. This estimate does not include the potential growth being considered in the two Special Study Areas (SSA) located in Moody Centre on the Flavelle and Andres Wine sites. In addition to applications that are in line with the OCP, there are a number of applications for OCP amendments that propose increased density in areas that do not meet the City’s long-term strategic vision regarding concentration of growth.”

The above is just the first paragraph from the memo from Councillor Lahti. For more, see the council agenda online.

NOTE: Landowner Brilliant Circle Group (BCG) has been hosting public meetings in June to discuss ideas and concepts.

What is the population envisioned for this area? By the city? By the landowner?
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Flavelle Oceanfront Development’s Official Community Plan Amendment (item 9.2)

“Recommendations:
THAT City of Port Moody Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2014, No. 2955, Amendment Bylaw No. 7, 2017, No. 3087 (Flavelle) be read a first time as recommended in the report dated June 16, 2017 from Development Services Department – Planning Division regarding Flavelle Oceanfront Development’s Official Community Plan Amendment.

THAT Bylaw No. 3087 be read a second time;

AND THAT Bylaw No. 3087 be referred to a Public Hearing to be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody.”
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Westport Village Official Community Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application – Status Update (item 9.6)

“Recommendations:
THAT section 6.2.7 of the Metro 2040 Regional Growth Strategy be enacted to exempt the Westport Village application from the Regional Growth Strategy amendment process as recommended in the report dated June 16, 2017 from Development Services Department – Planning Division regarding Westport Village Official Community Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application – Status Update;

AND THAT staff negotiate the sale of the unopened portion of Vintner Street on the basis that the proposed floor area and land uses are distributed as if the unopened road were a portion of the site for density calculation purposes;

AND THAT the applicant be directed to provide the detailed studies required in support of the OCP amendment and rezoning application as outlined in the report dated June 16, 2017 from Development Services Department – Planning Division regarding Westport Village Official Community Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application – Status Update.”
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Multi-Family Residential Parking Restrictions (item 9.8)

“Recommendations:
THAT a system of vehicle identification be instituted to exempt residents of multi-family housing developments from the restrictions otherwise imposed on non-residents for street parking adjacent to their homes as recommended in the report dated June 19, 2017 from Mayor Mike Clay regarding Multi-Family Residential Parking Restrictions;

AND THAT the system be based on registration of one vehicle per residential address;

AND THAT parking stickers or tags be issued to identify registered vehicles;

AND THAT the cost of implementing the identification system be recovered through annual registration and user fees.”
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The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) welcomes your comments.

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One Response to Another gigantic agenda (financial report, Andres, Flavelle, Ioco, and more); Marcon open house, busy weeks ahead

  1. Big Rye says:

    The OCP indicates Port Moody will grow in population from about 35,000 to 50,000 over several decades.

    The opening paragraphs of Councillor Lahti’s report accompanying her motion suggests the City has received development applications that would double that projection. There are development applications for 30,000 new residents??? Have I missed something?

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