May 26, 2015 – Neighbourhood Feedback Process for Established Neighbourhoods and Good Neighbour Guidelines
At the May 19, 2015 Committee of the Whole meeting, a draft Neighbourhood Feedback Process for Established Neighbourhoods and a draft set of Good Neighbour Guidelines were discussed. Both initiatives were recommended for endorsement and these recommendations will be considered at the May 26, 2015 Regular Council Meeting for ratification. A copy of these recommendations can be found here.
Previous reports related to the Neighbourhood Feedback Process and the Good Neighbour Guidelines can be found here.
The Neighbourhood Feedback Process for Established Neighbourhoods was developed to notify neighbours of new building permit applications in their areas and encourage dialogue prior to new construction.
The Good Neighbour Guidelines provide common sense practices and information on municipal bylaws governing neighbourhood issues. The guidelines are intended to advise residents, business owners and service providers of their rights and responsibilities as members of the community.
April 28, 2015 – Public Hearing and Adoption of Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3004
Public Hearing and adoption of Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3004 took place on Tuesday, April 28th. You can access the Public Hearing agenda here. The zoning bylaw text amendments in Bylaw 3004 include new definitions for “grade” and “height” for properties that are zoned One-Family Residential (RS1). These amendments also include different height limits for sloping and flat roofs for the RS1 zone. Illustrations showing current and proposed grade calculation differences and height differences for sloping and flat roofed houses can be found here. New height and setback restrictions for landscape walls and retaining walls are also proposed which would apply to all one family residential zones in Port Moody (8 zones in total).
April 14, 2015 – Regular Council Meeting
Following discussion at the April 7th Land Use Committee meeting, proposed zoning bylaw text amendments related to the definition of grade and height for the One-Family Residential (RS1) zone are being brought forward to Council for consideration of First and Second Readings. These amendments also include different height limits for sloping and flat roofs for the RS1 zone. New height and setback restrictions for landscape walls and retaining walls are also proposed. A copy of proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3004 and the accompanying report can be found here.
April 7, 2015 – Land Use Committee Consideration
Following discussion at the March 24, 2015 Regular Council meeting, proposed zoning bylaw amendments to address house height, siting and size concerns were referred to the Land Use Committee for consideration. This meeting is open to the public and is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 7pm in the Brovold Room at City Hall, 100 Newport Drive. The agenda for this meeting is available here.
March 24, 2015 – Regular Council Meeting
A report presenting proposed zoning bylaw amendments to address house height, siting and size concerns was discussed by Council. New definitions of “grade”, “height”, “landscape wall” and “retaining wall” were included. As well, new height limits for the One-Family Residential (RS1) zone were proposed to introduce different height limitations for sloping and flat roofs. New height and setback restrictions for landscape walls and retaining walls were also proposed. Following discussion, the proposed amendments were referred for consideration at the next Land Use Committee meeting on April 7, 2015.
Large Homes Discussion at Committee of the Whole Meeting – February 17, 2015, City Hall, 7pm
A staff report and presentation summarizing the results of the October Town Hall Meeting and recommending potential ways to address community concerns with new large homes were discussed at the February 17, 2015 Committee of the Whole Meeting, 7pm, City Hall.
House Height Town Hall Meeting October 27
Port Moody hosted an Information Session and Town Hall Meeting where residents learned how the City currently regulates the size of single family homes and about potential options to address community concerns with new large homes.
View the video below:
6pm - 7pm - Drop-in Information Session
7pm - 7:20pm - Presentation on potential options regulating home size and height
7:20pm - 9pm - Questions and comments from the public
Thank you for your feedback. The online form is now closed and we are reviewing the results.
As a follow-up to the July 15, 2014 “Let’s discuss house size and height in Port Moody” Forum Council continued the discussion at the July 29, 2014 Special Committee of the Whole Meeting. For over four hours, Council created resolutions based on the feedback from the July 15th Forum and asked staff to start scheduling additional public consultation opportunities.