June 12, 2018 at council — 5 public hearings, plus regular council meeting following

June 12, 2018 at council — 5 public hearings, plus regular council meeting following

Image below, St. Andrews United Church property, public hearing item 4

Public hearing(s):  Prior to the regular council meeting, there are five items for discussion at public hearing(s), all within Moody Centre. Full agenda material can be accessed here or here. Anyone wishing to provide input can do so in person at the meeting and/or by email to clerks@portmoody.ca by noon on June 12. Please note, written correspondence will not appear in the official minutes. The public hearing items also appear in the council regular agenda (see below), and are:

  • Rezoning Application — 2711 St. George St. (lot subdivision)
  • Rezoning Application — 2705 St. George St. (lot subdivision)
  • Rezoning Application — 2801 Henry St. (lot subdivision)
  • Amendment and Rezoning Application — 2318 St. Johns Street (St. Andrews Church property); in addition to agenda material, see news article Church and developer hoping to build community in Port Moody (TCN, June 8, 2018)
  • Community Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application — 2221 Clarke St. (allow a commercial use, Mint Hair Lounge, within the existing single-family residential dwelling)

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Council agenda TOC, June 12, 2018

Total package is 884 pages, links here or here.

There are public input opportunities near the beginning of the meeting and at the end, but input should not include items already discussed at the prior public hearings. Written input will not be included in official meeting minutes.

A few notes …

  • Item 7.1, Official Community Plan Amendment – Flavelle Oceanfront Development – Adoption. Pages 93-216. This item was discussed on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Metro Vancouver (aka GVRD) board meeting. See post below, Flavelle Oceanfront Development, official change from “industrial, special study area” to “general urban” for more.
  • Item 7.2, Amendments to Development Approval Procedures – Adoption. Pages 217-278. Related is Item 9.1, Community Planning Advisory Committee Terms of Reference. Pages 381-436.
  • Item 7.6, OCP Amendment and Rezoning Application – 2318 St. Johns Street, following earlier public hearing. This is the proposal by Catalyst Community Developments Society to allow a mixed-use project that includes 55 affordable housing units, office space, and a new church building for St. Andrew’s United Church.
  • Item 9.2, Community Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application — 3370 Dewdney Trunk Road. PC Urban proposal for 229 unit market rental apartment (site of mobile home park). Includes OCP amendment to increase the maximum permitted height of the building from four to six storeys. Parking — proposal to provide 205 parking spaces is 184 less than current zoning bylaw requirement of 387 (about 53% of current requirement, while proposed zoning bylaw would require 262, so 205 is about 78% of draft bylaw requirements). PC Urban (proponent) is now offering to include five affordable, below market rentals, as that is the number of current tenants at the park who face displacement. If approved, to public hearing on July 10, 2018.
  • Item 9.4, Rezoning Application, 50 Electronic Avenue (Centro/Panatch), to allow a mixed-use project that includes 358 residential units and approximately 1,692mz (18,212ft2) of commercial space. If approved, to public hearing on July 10, 2018.

Much more information on the above and other items is available for review in the agenda package.

Related recent posts on this site:

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In the news, a sampling, general:

Excerpted from “Coquitlam City Centre tower gets green light” (link just above):

“Neal Nicholson said council should wait and deal with the two proposals at the same time because together they will take up a full city block.

“This is not ready for decision,” said Nicholson, a former city councillor who lives a block away. “It’s a big significant site and it should be looked at as one.”

“Coun. Bonita Zarrillo was the lone vote opposed to second and third readings of Polygon’s rezoning application. She said she was torn after listening to the speakers.
“We need to start thinking this is where people live,” said Zarrillo, “[and] how we are affecting people’s lives and not listening to them.”

She finds “it really annoying” the city doesn’t have a density target for the area.

“There’s no lid on the number of units in here. We don’t talk about the effect on people’s lives,” said Zarrillo, who added she has gone door knocking in the area the last three months. “People are tired and they feel like we’re not listening with them. I’m finding it real hard to stop thinking about those people’s faces.”

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