2019-09-27: Moody Centre TOD stakeholder workshops, preliminary plan
The Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) was invited to attend a “stakeholder workshop” session on September 26, 2019 by the firm Pottinger Bird on behalf of the area property owners (the “consortium”). Six workshops in total were held this week by invitation to various groups.
In the introduction we were told the consortium’s plan is very preliminary, and there will be more opportunity for public input likely in late October.
The plan envisions up to 3,775 residential units plus “retail, office and light industrial spaces that could employ up to 1,400 people.” (If there are 2 people per residential unit, population increase could be over 7,500, and likely lots of vehicles.) This is a much more aggressive built scenario than the densest concept council considered previously. See link below.
If there are towers well above 30 storeys proposed, which seems inevitable to achieve what’s presented in the paragraph above, that translates to 8-9 times the max in the 2011 OCP (which was 4 storeys), and 2-3 times the max from the 2014 OCP (12 storeys), and possibly 50% more than the 2017 OCP amendment. That’s a big jump in proposed density in just a few years.
Some additional slides from the presentation are posted below.
- Moody Centre plan ‘about redefining the future of Port Moody’, Tri-City News, Sept. 26, 2019
- Moody Centre TOD mystery: What’s the plan?, MCCA, July 28, 2019 (for more on this site, use the search bar, Moody Centre, TOD)
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