Submitted Application

To create a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood in Moody Centre

The Moody Centre Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Master Planning Group began work on a master plan for Moody Centre after the vision for the area was adopted in the 2017 Official Community Plan. After years of community consultation and work with City staff, the Planning Group submitted their first application to the City of Port Moody in July 2020. After presenting the plan to the Community Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC) and City Council in late 2020 and early 2021, the Planning Group refined their proposal in response to the feedback received, and submitted a supplemental submission in April 2021which revised the proposed master plan to include:

  • A new job ratio:Increased office, technology and industrial jobs from a ratio of 0.26 per person to a range of 0.35 - 0.42 which is a ratio increase of up to 61%.
  • Additional open space:increased open space from 104,500 sq.ft. to 174,200 sq.ft., an increase of 66%. Our intent is to include green elements on all podiums and roof tops, where possible.
  • Reduced heights & density:the plan now reduces all towers to 26 storeys (or less) except for 3 towers closest to Moody Centre Station, while removing one complete tower.
  • Housing diversity:the revised application has provided greater housing diversity, with a larger shift to rental housing as well as much needed affordable housing units.
  • Institutional partnership:the Master Plan Group hopes to partner with a research university to provide this community with a satellite campus.
  • Greater social & environmental sustainability:the plan incorporates social, environmental and transportation sustainability through Happy City urban design principles, climate action commitments and a potential Provincial ITDP Pilot project.

Below are the details of the submitted application, including changes from the April 2021 supplement. To view the full application submission documents, please follow the links below:

Revised Moody Centre Master Plan

Submitted Application

Community Driven Planning

For the Moody Centre vision to be realized, it must resonate with the people who know and love Port Moody the most: Port Moody residents and business owners. With this in mind, the plan has been directly influenced and informed by those who have participated in our engagement process to date. These community engagements and helping step towards the actualization of the City’s vision, building on 2 years of existing OCP consultation. As part of the ongoing discussion, Pottinger Bird Community Relations (“Pottinger Bird”) were engaged to facilitate a Preliminary Public Engagement Program with the Port Moody community on the future of this important neighbourhood. Port Moody’s Mayor, Council and Senior City Staff were formally notified of the commencement of the Public Engagement Program.

For a full list of our Public Engagement Program and the accompanying meeting summaries, please refer to our Community Input tab under the Early Concept section.




Urban Form

Land Use


The Port Moody OCP presently manages density through height permissions and built form guidelines meaning that the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) will vary on a site by site basis. This application proposes to clarify the maximum permitted FAR for the Moody Centre TOD area.

A maximum baseline density is proposed to create an upper limit on FAR for the entire Moody Centre TOD area. Not all properties in the OCP area will necessarily be able to achieve the maximum FAR due to property size, parking limitations, or height guidelines (see Urban Form section). The final maximum permitted density will be determined during the rezoning process.

The distribution of density and ‘shaping’ of the urban form are closely related and foundational aspects of the proposal for Moody Centre. This proposal seeks to increase permitted heights with Moody Centre (in select locations) while maintaining generous tower separation, limiting tower floor plate size, and introducing new open spaces and street level view corridors to the public realm.

By placing higher density close to transit, there is a reduced need for personal vehicle ownership and transportation. Providing a greater amount of multi-family housing will reduce auto trips by as much as 25%, or more, on a per capita basis compared to single family housing while also meeting mode share targets.

For more information on the density considerations within the proposal, please see page 86 of our application.