About the Sites
These two parcels of land are centrally and strategically located near existing infrastructure and amenities including the Port Moody Recreation Complex, Civic Centre, Port Moody Public Library, and Inlet Centre SkyTrain Station. Development of the former Fire Hall and current Works Yard sites was identified in the Official Community Plan in 2014 as part of the Inlet Centre Policy, and identified as a priority in Council’s 2015-2018 Strategic Plan.
In June 2016, the City hosted a public consultation process to gather community feedback on the future use of the two sites, including development concepts and planning principles. Council considered the community feedback, along with sound planning principles, in planning for the development of the sites, and directed staff to draft development guidelines. This process includes amending the OCP policies and zoning for the two parcels of land.
Please visit our Resources page for background information, including a presentation (Public Hearing April 10, 2018 – City Lands OCP and Rezoning Amendments) that provides a timeline for the full process from the adoption of the Inlet Centre Policy in the OCP in October 2014 to the Public Hearing on City Lands OCP and Rezoning Amendments in April 2018.
City Lands Update – November 2018
On April 10, 2018, Port Moody Council passed a resolution to hold a referendum on the future of the Former Fire Hall and Existing Work Yard sites. The Community Charter authorizes Council to pose a Community Opinion Question, which is commonly understood to be a referendum. The results of a Community Opinion Question are non-binding.
As part of the 2018 General Local and School Board Election, Port Moody voters were asked to share their opinion on the proposed sale, partial sale, or lease of the former Fire Hall and existing Works Yard sites to pay for one or more potential community improvements.
On their ballots, voters were asked the following Community Opinion Question: Do you support the sale, partial sale, or lease of the former Fire Hall and existing Works Yards sites to pay for more park land and one or more of the community improvements listed above? (Click here to read the background and context for the Community Opinion Question, as it appeared on the ballot; click here to read additional information about the Community Opinion Question that was part of a city-wide election mailer distributed through Canada Post in early October 2018.)
The outcome was as follows: 52.5 per cent (4,638) of voters responded "no" and 47.5 per cent (4,103) responded "yes." The results of the community opinion question will be considered along with technical and financial information as part of future Council discussions.
City Lands Update - September 2018
Council has decided not to proceed with the Request for Proposals process for disposition and development of the City Lands at this time.
City Lands Update – June 2018
At the April 10, 2018 Regular Meeting of Council, Council reviewed the results of a public hearing and a report from staff regarding proposed changes to the Official Community Plan (OCP) land use designation and zoning for the former Fire Hall and current Works Yard sites (200 Ioco Road and 3250 Murray Street), and passed the following motions:
-THAT this item be postponed until a referendum can be held on the issue;
-AND THAT staff be directed to report back with potential wording options, further details required, and the process and costs for a referendum regarding the retention or disposition of the Works Yard and Former Fire Hall sites to take place on October 20, 2018;
-AND THAT a Request For Proposals be drafted based on previous direction of Council to form the basis of the information provided to the public regarding the referendum question.
A Request for Proposals (RFP) was drafted and open for responses from interested parties from June 1 to August 1, 2018. Proposals submitted will be open for award until March 1, 2019. This RFP does not commit the City to select a successful proponent or to award or enter into any contracts.
Notice of Public Hearing – Tuesday, April 10,
2018 at 7pm
A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7pm (Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive). The Public Hearing will provide an opportunity for members of the public to comment on the proposed changes to the Official Community Plan land use designation and zoning for the City-owned Works Yard and former Fire Hall sites. You can also send a submission in writing before 12 noon on April 10, 2018 by emailing email@example.com or faxing 604.469.4550.
The proposed new land use designation in the OCP is “Mixed Use – Inlet Centre,” which allows the development of low, mid, and high rise forms of pedestrian-oriented, higher-density, mixed-use development within the Inlet Centre neighbourhood. Under the proposed new zone, the following uses would be permitted: multi-family residential (including townhouses and apartments); seniors housing; civic (e.g. library, plaza); park; commercial (e.g. retail, office); child care; off-street parking; and off-street loading.
If the OCP policy and zoning amendment bylaws are referred from the Public Hearing, Council will consider third reading and adoption at the Regular Meeting of Council following the Public Hearing.
Notice of Community Planning Advisory Committee Meeting - February 6, 2018
The Community Planning Advisory Committee is holding a public meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 to consider an application to change the Official Community Plan land use designation and zoning for the City-owned Works Yard and former Fire Hall sites. This change would allow for a high density mix of uses, including multiple-family residential, seniors housing, civic, commercial, and child care. The proposed CD70 Comprehensive Development zoning for the sites includes a maximum permitted floor area of 87,326m2 (940,000ft2) for all uses on both sites combined and a maximum permitted height of 34 storeys, in exchange for community amenities.
Find more meeting details, including ways to provide input, in the City's calendar.
Council considers OCP and Zoning Amendments to the former Fire Hall and current Works Yard sites - January 23
In April 2015, Port Moody Council adopted their 2015-2018 Strategic Plan which identified a priority to explore future uses for the former Fire Hall and current Works Yard. After considering extensive community input collected during a public consultation in 2016, Council directed staff to draft guidelines for the redevelopment of the two sites. This process includes amending OCP policies and zoning for the two parcels of land to allow a mix of uses and public amenities.
Staff presented draft OCP and Zoning amendments for Council’s consideration on Tuesday, January 23 in Council Chambers (100 Newport Drive).
The City thanks everyone who has provided input and feedback on the future use of the former Fire Hall and current Works Yard sites.
City-Owned Lands Information Session - December 4, 2017
The City of Port Moody is exploring plans to sell the former Fire Hall and current Works Yard sites for redevelopment. As part of that process, Council will consider proposed amendments to the Official Community Plan (OCP) policies and zoning for these two parcels of land.
After considering extensive community input collected during a public consultation in 2016, Council directed staff to draft guidelines for the redevelopment of the two sites. This process includes amending the OCP policies and zoning for the two parcels of land to allow a mix of uses and public amenities, including multi-family residential, commercial, a new library, a public plaza, and seniors’ housing. Council will consider the OCP and zoning amendment bylaws, and schedule a Public Hearing, in early 2018.
Thank you to all those who attended our information session on December 4 and gave us your feedback.
Community Ideas Fair - June 11, 2016
Thank you to everyone who dropped in to see us at the Community Ideas Fair on June 11, 2016, and to everyone who filled out a feedback form.