I had the opportunity to review the plans and conceptual drawings for this proposed development by Harmonix Ventures at Henry Street and Buller Street and fully support the project moving forward.
Perspective looking into entry court along Henry
This is in "Area 3" of Moody Centre as it was identified at the Design Charrette in 2007, and as a participant in that particular group I am delighted to see how the proposal is in keeping with the vision.
Neighbourhood Plan Area policies for Moody Centre include encouraging non-vehicular movement of people in the neighbourhood by creating improved pedestrian connections. This development is true to transit-oriented development principles, creating a more compact, walkable community and reducing reliance on vehicles, and fits the definition of a Complete Community.
The incorporation of Green building technologies and sustainability features also add visual interest and identity to the streetscape, and are exactly what Port Moody citizens have asked Mayor and Council to provide.
Although the 300 plus residents this development will add are just outside the 400 metre radius of the Evergreen Line station, it is critical for this proposal to move forward without any delays to further demonstrate Port Moody's commitment to Evergreen Line stations being located where they are best supported by land uses and densities.
I have written asking Mayor and Council to fully support this project on its own merit without any delays, and as an example of what Port Moody wants to see in the future. Please add your support as well.