Submitted Application

To create a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood in MoodyCentre

Following 18 months of working with City of Port Moody Staff and the design team at Perkins and Will Architects, the Moody Centre TOD Master Planning Group initiated a public engagement process with the intention of refining their proposal in advance of a formal OCP Amendment application. Over a 10-month period, commencing in the Fall of 2019, the Planning Group hosted nine Discussion Group Roundtables, four Community Group Presentations and four Public Open Houses. We are very pleased with the level of engagement, support and passion we’ve received thus far for our preliminary plan.

Our proposed master plan concept intends to create a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood in Moody Centre that will create 2,000 new local jobs and employment opportunities, 3,200-4,135 new homes including a variety of housing types (i.e. market, rental and below market housing) and a significant public benefit package valued between $134 - $140 Million.

Specifically, the public amenity package includes a combination of cash contributions to the City of Port Moody as well as delivered amenities such as daylighting Slaughterhouse / Dallas Creek, delivering the pedestrian overpass to Rocky Point Park and the proposed Transit Plaza, the delivery of affordable housing options and employment spaces, as well as the pocket parks throughout the site.

The feedback received from the 630+ residents who participated in our public engagement program has proved invaluable in refining and evolving the master plan concept presented in this application. We look forward to furthering our engagement efforts with the Port Moody community going forward!

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.

Amenities

Sustainability

Mobility

Urban Form

Land Use

Density

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.