The latest OCP draft gives the greatest focus to Moody Centre and proposes very major changes to Moody Centre. It is substantially different than the previous draft adopted in early 2011 after years of public input, and envisions 15,000 to 20,000 additional residents for Moody Centre. This would be accomplished by rezoning for much greater density, with more compact and taller buildings (up to 20 storeys). Additional high growth is proposed for the Inlet Centre area.
The city is now promoting “transit-oriented development” also known as TOD. TOD was not a phrase used in previous drafts, when the maximum building height was 4-5 storeys on the north side of St. John’s Street. (The city is under no obligation to densify for the two Evergreen transit stations due for completion in 2016, largely because of the significant Inlet Centre growth in recent years which has kept Port Moody ahead of its regional commitments.)
Read the entire bulletin (pdf) here: