Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan
In 2017, Council amended Port Moody’s Official Community Plan to include the Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan (Section 15.3.1), which outlines a new vision for this neighbourhood: a transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly, and bike-friendly community that has a range of housing forms and types in close proximity to shops, amenities, and public transit. The Plan includes opportunities for a variety of land uses, including high-rise residential, high-rise mixed use, low-rise residential, and park space.
The Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan was completed after extensive consultation with members of the community. Here are the key dates from the public consultation process:
- June 18, 2015 – Community Dialogue Session to obtain input from Coronation Park residents
- July 7, 2015 – Land Use Committee Visioning Session
December 1, 2015 – Council approves terms of reference for the neighbourhood plan
- March 15, 2016 – Council approves public consultation plan
- May 18, 2016 – Open House #1: presentation of low, medium, medium-high, and high density scenarios
- Summer 2016 – development of recommended land use concept
- September 15, 2016 – Open House #2: presentation of recommended land use concept (medium-high density with high-rise residential, high-rise mixed use, low-rise residential, and park space)
- January 17, 2017 – Council endorses recommended land use concept for the Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan
- April 11, 2017 – Council gives 1st and 2nd reading to a draft Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment incorporating the Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan; Council directs staff to schedule a Public Hearing
- April 25, 2017 – Public Hearing is held on the draft OCP amendment
- May 9, 2017 – Council amends the OCP to include the Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan
For more information on the public consultation process, please take a look at the resources below.
Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan – Questions and Answers
Since the completion of the Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan in 2017, the City of Port Moody has received questions from property owners with respect to the potential redevelopment of this neighbourhood. Please read below for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
1) Have there been any changes to the Official Community Plan since the Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan was completed?
In 2017, after significant consultation with members of the community, Council amended Port Moody’s Official Community Plan (OCP) to include the Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan (Section 15.3.1), which outlines a new vision for this neighbourhood. Since then, the City has not made any changes to this section of the OCP, or any other sections that refer to the Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan.
2) Why is the City working on a transportation study in cooperation with the City of Coquitlam?
In Section 15.3.1 of the Official Community Plan, Coronation Park Policy #7 indicates that the redevelopment of Coronation Park shall include:
“Vehicle infrastructure, including a new road connection/access to Barnet Highway. Rezoning of any properties within the Coronation Park Neighbourhood will not be considered by the City until an agreement has been reached on a new transportation access. This may include a feasibility study on access options.”
With any future redevelopment of Coronation Park, a new road connection/access to Barnet Highway would be required to accommodate the significant number of new residents to the area.
While this requirement is the responsibility of a future developer, Council authorized staff to work with the City of Coquitlam, given our shared municipal boundary in this neighbourhood, on a transportation study to inform Council’s consideration of any future development proposals. We anticipate this study will be completed by the end of April 2019. Any future road costs will be the responsibility of the private sector developer.
3) Has the City received any development applications for property in the Coronation Park neighbourhood?
No, the City has not received any development applications for property in the Coronation Park neighbourhood.
4) Can a property owner submit a development application relating to the Coronation Park neighbourhood while the transportation study is underway?
Development applications may be submitted to the City at any time – an applicant does not need to wait until the transportation study is finished. The City will ensure that any future development is compatible with the long-term plans for the neighbourhood through the development application review process.
5) Are there planning activities underway that would prevent an owner from submitting a development application to the City?
Development applications may be submitted to the City at any time, regardless of any planning work that is in progress.
The City is currently working on a financing strategy, i.e. a plan to cover the cost of new infrastructure and amenities (such as park space, a pedestrian overpass, and a new road connection/access to Barnet Highway) that would be needed if the area is redeveloped in the future. Possible financing tools include:
- development cost charges (fees collected from developers to cover the cost of growth-related infrastructure and amenities);
- community amenity contributions (voluntary contributions from developers to cover the cost of infrastructure and amenities that are not directly related to population growth); and
- density bonus (an agreement between the City and a developer that allows for additional density, i.e. extra floor space, in exchange for community amenities, such as park space, affordable housing, libraries, etc.)
Need more information?
If you have questions about the Coronation Park Neighbourhood Plan or the City’s development application approval process, please contact the Planning and Development Department at 604-469-4540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.