Concept for Port Moody Site Includes Multiple Towers, Hotel, Rental

Urbanics Consultants, on behalf of Andrew Peller Limited have applied to allow a redevelopment of the 5.0 acre Andres Wines site, a collection of lots on the West side of Port Moody’s Town Centre area, fronting both Clarke Street and Barnet Highway.

The proposal calls for an OCP amendment  and rezoning to allow for the development of a new mixed-use residential and commercial development, including:

  • one 32-storey tower, one 21-storey tower, one 12-storey tower & multiple lowrises
  • 418 residential units
  • 132 strata units, 176 rental units, 98 seniors units & 12 artist studios
  • a mix of other uses including light industrial, retail, office, 80-room hotel, clinic, athletic club, arts centre (including a daycare) and an arts village (artist work space, galleries, and residences).
  • 725,390 SF of gross floor area
  • a total density of 3.33 FAR
  • open space comprising 25% of the total site area
  • 940 parking spaces

AndresAndres_3Andres_2 Andres_1The plan is proposed to be built in one phase and at full build-out is estimated to have a resident population of 800 and will support 585 jobs.

The OCP amendment was not originally supported at City Council, but has been deferred to the Community Planning Advisory Committee for further design review to address various issues including geotechnical, traffic and parking, and site servicing, among others.

Peller operated the Andrés Winery in Port Moody for several years before shutting down about 15 years ago. The site is located not far from the Flavelle Mill site, recently announced for another large scale redevelopment.

Onni Submits Plan for Final Phase of Suter Brook

Onni Group has submitted a plan to the City of Port Moody’s Community Planning Advisory Committee in order to move forward with their final phase of the City’s largest master-planned community: Suter Brook Village. The project is located on the eastern edge of Port Moody.

The first phases, completed just over 10 years ago, comprise a total of 959 units, as well as over 300,000 SF of retail and office space.

Parcel D, the final phase of the project, is located just north of the recently opened Inlet Centre Skytrain station. The plan for Parcel D includes:

  • a 26-storey tower and two 4-storey lowrise buildings
  • 290 units
  • average unit size of 900 SF
  • outdoor pool, BBQ area and children’s play area
  • a total amenity package of $1.5 Million

Suter Brook_1Suter Brook_3Suter Brook_4Suter BrookSuter Brook_2The architect for the project is Ciccozzi Architecture.

Ambitious Plans Envisioned for 31-Acre Flavelle Mill Site

The owner of the 31-acre Flavelle mill waterfront property in Port Moody has formally submitted their application to amend the Official Community Plan in order to redesignate the site to allow a new high-density mixed-use waterfront development.
Flavelle Oceanfront Development, which owns the site, is the real estate division of Mill & Timber Products, a family business based in Surrey that acquired the cedar sawmill operation in 2000. To date, they have proceeded with development plans on their own rather than entertaining a sale or partnership arrangement.
A redevelopment of the site, occupied for over 100 years by the Flavelle Sawmill Company, has been in the works for several years in conjunction with the City of Port Moody’s new OCP, which was adopted in 2014.
flavelle-oceanfront_7A point of contention had been the site’s designation in Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) as industrial use. Its conversion to residential uses can only happen with Metro Vancouver’s approval to remove its industrial designation. The Board previously declined to amend the RGS designation for the site in 2014 – partially due to what they viewed as an incomplete development plan. Further community and stakeholder consultation coupled with the completion of the Evergreen Skytrain extension has created a renewed impetus to move forward with redevelopment.
Flavelle had previously applied in June 2015 to amend the OCP land use designation, and then held open houses in early 2016 to present their preliminary redevelopment plans to the public, and subsequently to stakeholders such as the Port of Vancouver, Translink and  Metro Vancouver in addition to 24 other organizations for feedback. Brook Pooni Associates has been working with the owners on the urban planning and public communication phase. Wensley Architecture has contributed to the design work to date.
A full land use plan has now been developed for the City of Port Moody’s consideration. Details of the current proposal include:
  • 3,397 residential units
  • total density of 3,850,000 SF
  • 3,260,000 SF of residential density (including 55,000 SF of rental)
  • 99,000 SF of office space
  • 103,000 SF of light industrial space
  • 72,000 SF of retail
  • total density of 2.82 FSR
  • 11 towers ranging from 16 to 38-storeys in height
  • a mix of  light industrial, commercial, office, private indoor amenity space, and possibly a congregate care facility and a hotel.
  • Approximately 7.53 acres publicly dedicated as parks and open space
  • Upon full build out – resident population 7,000 people and over 1,000 jobs

flavelle-oceanfront_1flavelle-oceanfront_2flavelle-oceanfront_4flavelle-oceanfront_3flavelle-oceanfront_6 flavelle-oceanfront_5If the OCP amendment is approved by the City of Port Moody, and subsequent approval is obtained from Metro Vancouver, a more detailed rezoning application would then be submitted to the City.

Several developers have approached Flavelle to sell the site in the past. It remains to be seen whether Flavelle will proceed to develop the full site on their own, in partnership with a developer, or whether they will ultimately dispose of the site, which will be worth a considerable amount once the OCP amendment and Metro Vancouver approvals are obtained.

The project has a website with further information:

Revised Port Moody Application Heading Back to Council

Aragon Properties is heading back to City of Port Moody council with a revised rezoning application for their site at 2713-2725 Clarke Street.

Aragon had submitted a rezoning application back in April 2016 for a 6-storey condo building per the guidelines in the OCP; however, several residents in Aragon’s previous project “The Station” spoke in opposition of the rezoning due to view loss. City council voted in favour of the residents and against the previously approved OCP by defeating the application at third reading. (all but the Mayor and one councilor voted in favour).

The application being brought back is still a 6-storey building with only a minor 2.5 ft. reduction in height.

If Council approves the required bylaw amendments, the project will go back to public hearing on October 11, 2016.

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