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In response to community concerns about “large homes” and changing neighbourhood character, the City explored changes to the RS1 (One-Family Residential) zoning in Glenayre. Potential zoning revisions included reducing the permitted height, coverage and floor area of new homes, restricting front yard fences, and increasing side yard setbacks and landscaping requirements.

The potential changes were discussed at an Open House on September 25, 2017 and at a Special Council (Committee of the Whole) meeting on November 29, 2017. A subsequent following up report was presented at the January 23, 2018 Regular Council meeting and the following resolutions were passed:

THAT staff be directed to monitor the impact of proposed City-wide zoning changes on new homes in the Glenayre neighbourhood for six months and report back to Council on the results to determine if further neighbourhood-specific changes are necessary, as recommended in the report dated January 15, 2018 from Planning and Development Department - Planning Division regarding Glenayre Neighbourhood RS1 Zoning Review - Follow-up on Council Resolution;

AND THAT staff be directed to conduct a mail-out to all Glenayre property owners explaining the proposed City-wide zoning changes and the proposed six-month review period for new homes in Glenayre and asking for feedback on this approach.


Open house on Port Moody’s draft updated Zoning Bylaw

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Where: Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive
Time: 10am−2pm, with a presentation at 11am

On September 25, 2017, the City of Port Moody held an open house in response to community concerns about “large homes” and changing neighbourhood character in Glenayre. The community discussed potential changes to the RS1 (One-Family Residential) zoning. As a result of mixed community feedback, Glenayre-specific zoning changes were not made following the consultation. Instead, several changes are now proposed as part of the City’s overall zoning bylaw update, including floor area ratio, landscaping, and fencing. These potential updates will affect all RS1 zoned properties city-wide, including the Glenayre neighbourhood.

Please attend our open the upcoming open house and share your thoughts on these potential city-wide zoning revisions. Your feedback will be presented to Council for their consideration. Can’t make the meeting? We’ll be posting the display boards and a survey after Saturday, May 12, 2018 on the Blueprint page


Timeline and Resources

  • April 10, 2018 - Proposed City-wide zoning changes are included in the updated draft Zoning Bylaw presented to Council. Find a report summarizing the latest updates and a copy of the updated draft bylaw here (Item 9.3).
  • February 20, 2018 – At the Special Council (Committee of the Whole) meeting on February 20, 2018 Council reviewed the working draft of the updated Zoning Bylaw and provided feedback, including potential changes affecting all RS1 zoned properties city-wide, including the Glenayre neighbourhood. Find the related staff report here (Item 6.1).
  • January 23, 2018 - At the Regular Council Meeting on January 23, 2018 staff provided follow up on the Council resolution passed at the November 29, 2017 Special Council (Committee of the Whole) meeting regarding the Glenayre neighbourhood RS1 zoning consultation. Find the related staff report here (Item 9.7).
  • November 29, 2017 – A Special Council (Committee of the Whole) meeting was held at the Glenayre Community Centre to present a summary of the feedback received on potential zoning changes to the RS1 zoning for Glenayre and to discuss potential future zoning amendments. Read the agenda package and consultation summary.
  • September 25, 2017 – An Open House was held at the Glenayre Community Centre to discuss potential changed to the RS1 zone to address community concerns. View the presentation and display boards
  • April 7, 2016 – Planning Staff met with members of the Glenayre Community Association to discuss concerns with “large homes” and potential zoning changes.
  • May 5, 2016 – Workshop with Council, outlining the results of the Community Association meetings and potential next steps.
  • June 15, 2016Blueprint Zoning Bylaw Review Open House – display board 8 covers the proposal for changes to RS1 in Glenayre and other neighbourhoods.
  • June 2016 – The City releases Blueprint Newsletter 3 which also introduced proposed changes to RS1 in Glenayre and other neighbourhoods.
  • January 17, 2017 – Presentation to Special Council - Committee of the Whole (Item 6.7, pages 173-178) – Council postponed changes to RS1 until staff brought forward a revised proposal for Narrow Lot Subdivision.
  • May 2, 2017Presentation to Community Planning Advisory Committee – proposed changes to RS1, including changes to RS1 to discourage "monster homes" in Glenayre and other neighbourhoods.
  • May 9, 2017 - Planning staff presented a variety of recommendations to alleviate concerns around large homes in many of Port Moody's RS1 (One-Family Residential) zoned neighbourhoods to Council. (Item 9.3 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes, and Video. Item 9.3 is where Council endorsed a resolution to move forward with these RS1 zoning changes for the Glenayre neighbourhood).
  • June 13, 2017 - Council directed staff to hold a public engagement event in Glenayre to consult about potential RS1 zoning changes to prevent “large homes”. (Item 9.8 Agenda, Minutes and Video)
  • July 11, 2017 - Council endorsed the Consultation Plan. (Item 5.5 Agenda, Minutes, and Video).
  • September 25, 2017 - Planning staff hold a community open house at Glenayre Community Centre (Presentation, Display Boards).
Last updated: 23/04/2018 8:38:22 AM