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Public Hearing - Council to consider Zoning Bylaw Housekeeping Amendments

Zoning Bylaw, 2018, No. 2937 was adopted on July 10, 2018. Through the practical use of the Bylaw, staff have identified a number of areas where minor amendments are necessary to ensure the Bylaw’s effectiveness. The intent of Bylaw Amendment No. 12, 2019, No. 3176 is to encompass a range of minor bylaw changes including:

Floor Area Exemptions: specifying the exclusion of crawl space from the calculation of floor area;

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Siting Exceptions: clarifying that laneway houses have the same siting exceptions as other accessory buildings;

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Mechanical Equipment: limiting siting requirements for mechanical equipment (e.g. for heat pumps) to single family homes and duplexes;

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Community Gardens: including community gardens as a permitted use in all zones in Port Moody;

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Laneway Homes (Detached Accessory Dwelling Units): clarifying that one laneway home is permitted for each duplex unit; how the height of laneway homes is calculated and siting exceptions for decks, stairs and eaves;

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Parking Dimensions: updating parking dimensions to ensure that all potential parking layouts are addressed;

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Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Requirements: clarifying applicability and type of charging infrastructure required;

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Temporary Shelter Use: including temporary shelter as a permitted use in the Private Institutional (P2) Zone; and

Comprehensive Development Zones: ensuring the Zoning Bylaw includes recently adopted CD zones. 

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Additional Resources:

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Get in touch!

How do I get more information?
Ask questions and review the application at the Planning Division counter on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, B.C. between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or at portmoody.ca/publichearing after May 20, 2019. You can also contact us at planning@portmoody.ca or 604.469.4540.

How can I provide input?
1. If you believe your property is affected by these proposed bylaw amendments, comment directly to Council on May 28, 2019.
2. You can also send a submission in writing before 12 noon on May 28, 2019 by emailing
clerks@portmoody.ca  or faxing 604.469.4550.

André Boel, MCIP, RPP
General Manager of Planning and Development