Rob Vagramov for Mayor
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solid Platform to Keep Port Moody Amazing

 
 
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Our challenge for the next four years is simple, yet challenging:
 

Retain and enhance the what makes Port Moody amazing, as we grow from 33,551 to 50,000 residents. 

 
 

To explore this platform, choose a topic below, or simply scroll down the page...

 

 

 

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City Planning

The last four years have revolved around deciding how to grow of our city, making decisions that now have our projected population escalating above and beyond the city's growth targets that we all agreed to in 2014's "Skytrain Revision" of our Official Community Plan (OCP). This is not fair to our existing residents, and I stand with the countless folks and families who have stood up this term and told us loud and clear that growth should never come at the cost of quality of life. 

Most important to note, it is not too late for course correction: The vast majority of these envisioned population increases have been amendments to Port Moody's vision document - the Official Community Plan. Without re-zonings or development permits issued for these mega-projects yet, new leadership at City Hall has the ability to bring our city's vision back on track with our growth targets and add the necessary provisions (congestion management, park space creation, etc) that will keep our quality of life second-to-none in the region.

 

Rob's High Level Policy Objectives


✓ quality of life first: Focus the upcoming 2019 official community plan revision on quality of life provisions,
do not increase growth targets during this revision!

✓ Stick to the plan : Get growth back on track to our Skytrain-inspired growth target of 50,000 residents in 2040

✓ Big Picture planning: Create processes at city hall for big-picture, city-wide planning discussions at the Council table,
 not just considering projects one-by-one

✓ Real negotiating: hardball with builders to get more affordable housing, amenities, contributions, and parkland,
Create city processes to 'run the numbers' on projects, empowering our negotiations

✓ Comprehensive renter protection policies to mandate 1-to-1 replacement of rental units and address gentrification

✓ smart density locations: Restrict densification only to areas near transit hubs, 
not to the far reaches of town, such as ioco lands


No one is saying "don't build", certainly not me. Our community's housing needs are changing, some parts of town are in desperate need of a facelift, and we definitely need more affordable housing and some densification of Port Moody's transit-connected core.
But when driving a car, you don't just push the accelerator to the floor board for the entire trip, and the same is true for setting the pace of development - somewhere between 0 and 100 there's a sweet spot. The growth we accept has to make the community better.

 

Current Status

According to the City's own Growth and Development fact sheet developed specifically to dispel myths and misinformation surrounding development, we are currently overshooting our 2040 growth targets, set out Official Community Plan (OCP).
This "green-lit" growth includes units approved, as well as population estimates for amendments to Port Moody's city planning vision added by the current leadership at City Hall.

If we consider population growth...

Official Community Plan's 2041 growth target = 50,000
current (2016 census) population = 33,551
growth we agreed to in community plan's 2041 target = 16,449

top 13 projects approved since last census = 4,639
growth added to official community plan = 15,449

Total growth approved or added to plan = 20,052
percentage of growth target reached so far (20,052/16,449) = 122.1 %
 

In short: Port Moody is already at least 22% over our Official Community Plan's 2041 growth targets.
Remember…we have 22 years to go.

Source: City of Port Moody


These 'overage' calculations are conservative, since They:

  • do not include many known projects not yet submitted officially
    such as city lands, appia tower(s), westportioco lands

  • assume no extras/bonuses granted to builders in the next 22 years
    such as the 2x recently granted to onni for their 'Parcel D' project

  • assume zero new projects popping up until 2041 (22 years away)

  • Assume no re-incarnations of the Berezan and Fraser Health proposals

  • Assume no infill development or subdivisions, which are very common and expected to increase

  • Assume no laneway homes to be added to the city

 

Added to our Official Community Plan:

 

Oceanfront

project added to plan by current leadership:


vision presented, with up to:

issues not addressed:

  • 21% boost to city's population in 1 project

  • can we handle peak traffic getting 40% worse?

  • no meaningful expansion to rocky point park, only minor park additions

  • only 63 rental units out of 3397 total, no commitment to affordable units

Image Source: City of Port Moody, labels added for clarity.
Image references a draft land use plan that reflects a scenario that is possible with the amendment added to the OCP. This land use plan was taken by the City to Metro Vancouver for inclusion in their Regional Growth Strategy to advocate for inclusion, which was carried by Metro Vancouver.

"We're getting a development...much like False Creek or Coal Harbour in Vancouver"
-Mayor Mike Clay, 2018

 

 
 
 

Rob's Vision for the future of oceanfront:

 
 

Rob's Vision for the future of oceanfront:

  • meaningful expansion of rocky Point Park should be our #1 community ask as condition of rezoning the mill
     

  • tone down population boost - we are over our growth plan anyway
     

  • significant public waterfront, not just small strip, otherwise Rocky Point becomes the backyard of 7000 people - pull structures back from water, towers can still see the view
     

  • housing accessible to everyone - no doubt that waterfront condos will be a hot commodity, but such a massive project requires affordability provisions up front
     

  • quality of life up front - re-zoning and development permits are late stages of the planning process: provisions for affordability, parks, etc need to be made up front as minimums for future negotiations

 

We don't stand on our current trails, wishing someone had built towers there in the past...the breathtaking nature that was preserved keep us busy instead.

City Councils of the past had the foresight and the VISION to wrap our inlet in meaningful public parkspace - not tiny strips of land that will feel like the backyards to the multi-million-dollar condos towering up to 38 storeys above, or the luxury townhomes wasting precious waterfront land.

Now it's our turn to carry that torch by toning this project down a notch, and expanding Rocky Point Park as a matter of principle.

And to be clear - no one is saying 'No Building', no one is saying Oceanfront shouldn't be built.
What we need for this site is balance, common sense, and park expansion. 

 

 
 

Moody Centre TOD Area

project added to plan by current leadership:

vision presented to public, with up to:

issues not addressed:

  • abrupt doubling of tower heights spurred by developer roundtables, not community outcry for more density

  • turning back on public consultation regarding skytrain development that took years

  • breaking election promises of development moderation from 2014

  • where will traffic from new cars go?

  • significant focus on residential growth rather than huge jobs potential

 
 

Image Source: City of Port Moody, labels added for clarity.
Image displays a Build Scenario that reflects a scenario that is possible with the amendment added to the OCP. This Build Scenario was used by the City in public consultation sessions about OCP changes to the Moody Centre TOD area, which were approved by Council.

"There will not be a wall of towers along St Johns Street"
-Mayor Mike Clay, during 2014 election

 

Rob's Vision for the future of moody centre:

 
 

Rob's Vision for the future of moody centre:

  • jobs jobs jobs - #1 focus of rebuilding moody centre must be industry: from innovation, to health, to research, to education, to tech, to makers, to office, to retail

  • long-term solution for rising taxes - spending cuts work in the short term, bringing business back into town is port moody’s only hope of getting residential tax hikes back under control for the long term

  • explore custom built industrial zone - a 'total rebuild' (now with internet fibre laid) provides opportunity for purpose-built jobs spaces rather than just residential towers
     

  • city of the arts facelift - require innovative ARCHITECTURE to have moody centre stand apart from boring, cookie-cutter tower designs we see everywhere else
     

  • housing accessible to everyone - inclusionary rental zoning must be a requirement for development, set ambitious minimums for rental units
     

  • actually address congestion instead of assuming everyone's going to use skytrain always. Plan for the ride-hailing, autonomous destiny of tomorrow's transportation network

 

I am excited for Port Moody's growth, I love the SkyTrain, and Moody Centre is in desperate need of a facelift. That does not mean we need to accept everything that builders ask for, and it does not justify turning our backs on previous agreements with the community, such as growth targets and tower height restrictions. Community agreement on such topics took years to achieve and must be respected moving forward, with similar timeframes for the public to provide their input. 

With its proximity to SkyTrain, Moody Centre is perfectly positioned to become the Economic Engine of Port Moody. Rather than focussing on how many residential units we can cram into these four blocks, we should be looking towards innovative, purpose-built jobs space, with a modest amount of residential growth. With high-speed fibre Internet connectivity now laid under this part of town, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to partner with industry - whether that's post secondary education, tech, or anything in between - and custom-build a neighbourhood around their needs. 

These provisions must be added into the Official Community Plan, as Re-Zoning and Development Permit are very late stages of the development process. Strategic planning starts at the OCP level, and that's where these provisions belong. 

This would achieve maximum benefit to our residents, create well-paying local jobs, and tone down the residential component of the re-development of Moody Centre to fit within our growth targets. 

 

 

 
 
 

Murray Street

Current vision in official community plan includes UP TO:

  • 6 storeys height:
    1 storey industrial as requirement
    up to 5 storeys residential
     

issues not addressed:

  • residential kills industrial - condos boost land values, which boost tax rates, which make business harder

  • lack of consistent walkable businesses

  • opportunity for arts and culture economy not seized

 
 
 

Rob's Vision for the future of murray street:

 
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Rob's Vision for the future of murray street:

  • highly walkable streetscape - wide and consistent sidewalks a must, seasonal rain shields ought to be explored

  • maintain affordable conditions for industrial spaces - tread lightly with analyses and research for any future plans, ensuring that businesses (such as breweries) are retained
     

  • spaces for local businesses - explore initiatives to prevent the spread of chains into this unique part of town
     

  • residential only near transit - any residential units should be located directly ADJACENT to skytrain, with direct pedestrian connections

  • arts and culture economy - live up to the “city of the arts” name by providing affordable artists spaces, performance venues, seasonal street entertainment

 

Murray Street is a unique part of town, that features some of the most affordable industrial zoning. These affordable conditions are the biggest reason that Brewers Row exists today, and having residential condos added into the mix threatens to tip this delicate balance.

A walkable promenade would draw locals and tourists to our craft breweries, local restaurants, artist spaces, performance venues, and buzzing street life. This fun, exciting heart of the City of the Arts builds upon the momentum of our local breweries to completely re-energize the area! Ensuring that the delicate market conditions that first spurred Brewer’s Row aren't thrown out of balance will be our greatest challenge, and a long-term vision for the arts and entertainment economy would be our amazing payoff.

Being close to transit, some residential units would be appropriate directly beside the Skytrain station given appropriate transportation connections. However, the true potential of Murray Street lies in seizing the opportunity given to us by Brewer’s Row, and further incubating an Arts and Entertainment District for Port Moody to enjoy for generations to come.

 

 

 
 

Coronation Park

PROJECT ADDED TO PLAN BY CURRENT LEADERSHIP.
vision presented,  WITH UP TO:

issues not addressed:

  • Park space woefully inadequate - a single one-acre park for ~4500 new residents is insufficient

  • only one road in/out of neighbourhood - dangerous situation in emergencies

  • no community centres current envisioned for the site

  • delays in addressing details for re-development - anxiety and unkempt neighborhood conditions as a result

 

Image Source: City of Port Moody, labels added for clarity.
Image references a draft land use plan that reflects a scenario that is possible with the amendment added to the OCP.

 
 
 
 

Rob's Vision for the future of coronation park:

  • address road access to neighbourhood as a priority project - no more waiting for families caught in development limbo, approve re-development asap

  • put the park back into coronation park - increase park space allocation
     

  • city of the arts ARCHITECTURE - require innovative ARCHITECTURE to stand apart from boring, cookie-cutter tower designs we see elsewhere
     

  • housing accessible to everyone - inclusionary rental zoning must be a requirement for development, set ambitious minimums for rental and affordable units avoid gentrification of this affordable neighbourhood

  • tone down tower heights on far side of site, further from skytrain

  • Explore partnerships with Eagle Ridge Hospital for care facilities, seniors housing, health offices, and other opportunities

 

This amendment to the Official Community Plan was the one originally fraught with the most controversy, but has since become the poster child for near-consensus. Originally, the neighbourhood came out divided almost exactly 50/50: About half of residents preferred small scale redevelopment, with the other half opting for high density. Over time, this gap narrowed and now there is near-consensus for high density in the neighbourhood, a fact that actually changed my mind about the project. 

Now, quality-of-life provisions must be added into the project to maintain the same Port Moody Standard we have all come to enjoy, love, and take as a given. A larger park space allocation is crucial, spaces for community centres must be reserved, and access/egress points must be added into the plan. These provisions must be added into the Official Community Plan, as Re-Zoning and Development Permit are very late stages of the development process. Strategic planning starts at the OCP level, and that's where these provisions belong. 

Due to lack of city-wide controversy surrounding this neighbourhood plan, Coronation Park deserves to be prioritized through the upcoming 2019 OCP process so as to alleviate anxiety in the neighbourhood, and allow re-development to begin as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

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Parks and Environment

In this day in age, it's completely out of the question to be discussing splitting our parks in half with clearcutting for roads, or giving builders a free-pass on parkland acquisition because it may delay their projects.
When it comes to our quality of life, Port Moody residents have consistently mentioned their access to world-class outdoor recreation, and that's not something we should be willing to compromise on.

 

High Level Policy Objectives

✓ Expand rocky point park - make significant expansion a requirement of any re-development of the mill site

Save bert flinn parkremove possibility of road bisection, while taking care of ioco road

✓ revitalize neighbourhood parks - Create a plan for revitalizing our smaller park assets

✓ grow park space as population grows - actually implement parks and recreation master plan to maintain port moody’s amazing park-to-popualtion ratio as growth is planned

✓ Wildlife Co-Existence - create broad strategy to reduce numbers of animal fatalities at the hands of human authorities

✓ Pursue divestment of city assets from fossil fuels to more fiscally sustainable and ethical long-term investments

✓ real transit incentives for drivers to switch to SkyTrain for compatible commutes

✓ exceed provincial ghg reduction targets

 

Lessons from the Council Table:

 

Bert Flinn Park - How NOT to Receive Petitions

 
 

vision retained by current leadership:

  • road through our largest nature park, kept on the books

  • urban sprawl on the ioco lands GUARANTEED TO BE CAR-DEPENDENT (DUE TO location AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE FROM SKYTRAIN) left on the table

Issues not addressed:

  • clearcutting wide strip of dense forest will be required - the gravel roadbed already cleared only extends part way through park

  • park experience set to be ruined - for a road to be un-noticed, parks like jasper are large enough, parks like stanley are urban enough

  • 'nature refuge' character at risk - bert flinn park is not an urban city park, protected natural spaces are about connecting with nature, not parking lots and picnic tables

  • delicate ecosystem at risk - bert flinn is just large enough to be an ecosystem supporting species at risk, cutting in half with a road would be devastating

  • economic opportunity cost - business and tourism opportunities related to world-class hiking/mountain biking/wildlife lost forever

  • park road makes ioco worse - new road means more density at ioco lands, which means more traffic added to ioco road. only way to help ioco road is saying no to this unnecessary density, and limiting thru traffic;
    a City-commissioned engineering study has confirmed what many had suspected - that about half of the new car traffic would still take Ioco Road even if a park road was built.

"The very politicians who responded to my message in the 90’s are proving that they really didn’t get it after all"

-Dr. David Suzuki
canada’s pre-eminent environmentalist


ROB'S VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF bert flinn park:

  • unified and protected forever as part of a broader, forward-looking north shore traffic strategy that involves saying no to density at the ioco lands
     

  • make access to nature accessible - looking at trees from a noisy road doesn't cut it; explore wheelchair accessible trials into the forest to provide nature access to folks with ACCESSIBILITY needs
     

  • Invite new park users with events and interpretive nature walks
     

  • retain gravel roadbed for off-leash dog walking and service/disaster/fire access

 

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"Putting a road through Bert Flinn would be like driving a stake through its heart."

- Dr. Elaine golds
noted local environmentalist,
2007 FREEDOM of the City recipient ,
conservation chair of the burke mountain naturalists
 

Since its inception in 1999, Bert Flinn Park has been one of the most significant pieces of parkland in Port Moody’s history. It is Port Moody’s largest park, and one of the few nature parks in the City—a significant factor to consider when comparing it to other parks. Created by way of a city-wide referendum where residents overwhelmingly voted against developing the land into suburban development and instead chose conservation and recreation, the park has since become a favourite for families, dog walkers, runners, hikers, mountain bikers, nature lovers, and those wishing to escape the hustle-and-bustle of city life. 

At the time, municipalities did not have the jurisdiction to remove or change road Right of Ways like the one originally planned to service the neighbourhoods that were never built. As such, the route stayed on the map and was given a new purpose by the city almost a decade later: it would now feed commuters to a potential new development on the far side of the Park - the Ioco Lands. 

As the possibility of car-dependent development at these far flung properties revved up, concerns and doubts regarding the scheme began to be aired by residents, including its impact on natural and recreation areas, as well as its effectiveness at addressing the transportation issues it seeks to solve.  These residents have organized around a petition to Save Bert Flinn Park, which has since received over a thousand Port Moody signatures. 

Times have changed; what was once accepted in the 1980s is no longer considered a reasonable option.

On paper, the strip of land in question is officially designated as a road, not parkland. The real-world use of the land by the community, however, has evolved since the 1980’s into one of recreation. The gravel strip has become an essential recreation component of the park. Correcting the discrepancy between the “on-paper” use and the “real world” use of this land is the driving force behind the movement to unify the park, as frustration over the discrepancy between the community’s view, and that of the City is felt by many of the petition’s signatories. 

It is beyond doubt that cutting our largest park in half with a road would change it for the worse. While some have argued that this road would alleviate Ioco Road traffic resulting from a potential development at the Ioco Lands, a City-commissioned engineering study has confirmed what many had suspected - that about half of the new car traffic would still take Ioco Road, even if a road is built through the park. By supporting higher-density development at the Ioco Lands, a road through Bert Flinn Park would not only ruin the park, but also ruin the very road its intended to assist. This does not even consider the devastating impacts of any future land sale from the Imperial Oil Lands.

Rather than ruining our largest park, these issues are best addressed by a Comprehensive Ioco Corridor Strategy that says no to adding density at the Ioco Lands, limiting thru traffic along Ioco Road by removing it from Translink's Major Road Network, instead focussing on safety and serving the needs of its neighbourhoods. From there, if Anmore wants to develop its share of the Ioco Lands, it shouldn't be up to Port Moody residents to subsidize this growth, either by ruining Bert Flinn Park, or overloading Ioco Road

This Council term, amidst one of the largest-ever citizen-led movements at City Hall, and the grassroots organization of thousands of Port Moody residents, our city’s current leadership voted against protecting Bert Flinn Park, claiming that cutting a road through our largest park may be a good idea down the line, and choosing to let the developer set the stage for discussions about this crucial park asset.

Only a change of leadership at City Hall can bring this issue back, and make it known that clearcutting a road through our largest nature park is not acceptable. The developer, and Anmore, must work around our requirements of an intact nature park, and a traffic calmed Ioco Road to keep our quality of life amazing as Port Moody chooses more prudent projects to approve.

 

Rocky Point Park - Once in a lifetime expansion opportunity

 

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vision added to plan by current leadership:

  • add up to 15,449 or more new residents within walking distance of our busiest park

  • oceanfront land use plan that offers essentially no expansion to rocky point park

  • current policy says buy expensive, tiny parcels on east side of rocky point

 

issues not addressed:

  • rocky point park already busy, how will it absorb another 15.5k park users nearby with no real expansion

  • no realistic plan to expand Rocky Point Park in a meaningful way currently exists

  • tiny strip of green space envisioned in Oceanfront will be used as a backyard by the luxury condos looming above

  • shadows from 38-storey towers would negatively affect park space, even if expanded

  • bad decisions last for a long time - boathouse restaurant decimated rocky point parking supply for decades; prime example that even small decisions are essentially permanent when built

When interviewed about the Oceanfront project, the current Mayor expressed his vision for Oceanfront:

"We're getting a development...much like False Creek or Coal Harbour in Vancouver, where they really celebrate their waterfront"
-Mayor Mike Clay, 2018

Yes, that Coal Harbour - the loud, always-congested, prohibitively expensive part of Vancouver's dense downtown core, featuring towers that go right up to this "celebration" of the waterfront: a thin, mostly-concrete strip that acts more like a backyard walking path for the multi-million-dollar luxury condos looming overhead. 

no thank you - we can do better.


Rob's Vision for the future of Rocky Point park:

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Rob's Vision for the future of Rocky Point park:

  • require significant expansion for any re-development of the mill site
     

  • no structures along waterfront - respect the vision of past leaders by continuing significant public waterfront access
     

  • tone down oceanfront tower heights - there is absolutely no need or justification for 38 storeys, which would UNDOUBTEDLY cast huge shadows onto parkspace
     

  • require better than coal harbour - concrete jungles don't belong on port moody's waterfront

 

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In times past, visionary municipal leaders took bold action when key times of opportunity arose, expanding the park in significant ways – such as the addition of the Shoreline Trail to Old Orchard Park. These park expansions were contiguous and deep - not simply small strips of publicly-accessible land.

Such a key time of opportunity has come around again, with the potential Oceanfront Development on what is currently the Flavelle Mill site. Now that this project has been added to our Official Community Plan exactly as the proponent requested - even against the City's own Staff, who recommended toning the project down - the ball is now in our court to make the kind of decisions necessary to protect, enhance, and expand Rocky Point Park that will indeed be remembered for generations to come.

Rocky Point Park presents very few viable options for significant expansion. While the City currently has a policy to gradually acquire available property along the north side of Murray Street in the hopes of converting it to park space, this only results in small parcels being integrated into the Rocky Point Park system, one at a time. The maximum potential land augmentation from this approach would be inherently quite limited, and this process is extremely expensive. Implementing this policy would, at best, result in the addition of some scattered components being added to the Rocky Point Park system, rather than large new tracts that would substantially enhance the Rocky Point Park experience. 

During discussions about the Oceanfront development, many residents expressed concerns that the need to expand Rocky Point Park was not taken seriously. During the creation of our Parks and Recreation Master Plan, public consultation was significant. Page 50 of this Council-approved Plan states:

Expansion of Rocky Point Park was mentioned several times, and the Flavelle sawmill lands were mentioned in this context. Residents feel that more park space, as well as other amenities, should be negotiated with developers.

It's time to follow through, and add this vision into our Official Community Plan to keep our quality of life amazing. 

 

 

 

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Transportation and Facilities

Planning for the transportation and civic facility needs of our City's population is considered to be a basic job of any local government. With facilities, we in Port Moody lack the necessary long-term planning to replace our large-scale assets without significant financial impacts to residents - whether in the form of tax hikes or a push to sell some of the last-remaining City Owned Lands. We are all aware of the need for a new library, and have been told about this need for years, yet our current leadership has not planned for its replacement or expansion. Instead, we are being led towards bandaid solutions for these challenges, such as a one-time injection of cash by selling off some of the last remaining City-owned lands, or spending significant amounts of tax dollars on minor re-configuation within the library’s current, inadequate footprint. While I will respect the results of the referendum this election, I will be working towards modernizing our Capital Plan so as to avoid a situation so dire that pawning off an appreciating asset such as land - a practice avoided at all costs by modern municipalities - is being seriously considered as the way to fix the issue.

On the transportation front, the City's Master Transportation Plan sets extremely ambitious assumptions about transit and cycling use, and predicts that we should be able to grow our city with no net increases to traffic volumes by 2041, largely because of the introduction of SkyTrain. While the Evergreen Line is great for folks who work along Skytrain’s limited routing, today’s reality is that the majority of our regional population cannot reasonably take transit to their place of work, or move their families to their various responsibilities by relying solely on transit. Rather than providing an excuse to justify ignoring the obvious traffic concerns of high-density residential development, transportation planning needs to address today’s reality first, then provide a plan for how to transition folks and families into a non-automotive lifestyle.

 

High Level Policy Objectives

✓ commit to fair referendums moving forward - no more slanted / confusing questions that mix issues and provide no real data;
Instead, learn and implement best practices from jurisdictions with referendum experience, such as california

✓ re-instate transportation committee - reverse failed decision to disband transportation committee in a year where Port moody ranked traffic as a priority

✓ revisit transportation plan - Ensure underlining principles are realistic and grounded in current realities

✓ plan growth around traffic capacity - accepting a project that promises to increase our rush hours by 40% is not acceptable for long term planning

✓ city lands in public hands - use developer cash from our upcoming tsunami of growth for a new library; partner with groups for seniors housing

Examples from the Council Table: 

 

Ioco Road - Ignored until development at risk

 
 

vision retained by current leadership:

  • ioco road as a major road - is considered by translink as the designated thoroughfare for all of anmore, and all of belcarra

  • density at the ioco lands still on the table - Guaranteed to be car-dependent, due to being as far away as possible from skytrain

Issues not addressed:

  • density at ioco lands dooms ioco road, regardless of park road - park road is key to density, which will lead to more traffic

  • ioco was never designed to carry this much traffic - road originally built to support townsite now carries traffic from many neighbourhoods in three municipalities

  • high speeds common along ioco road - speeding still an issue despite investments in well-meaning solutions (medians) that have not led to significant improvements in safety

  • park experience set to be ruined - major north shore park at risk of being cut in half with a road with no benefit to ioco road

  • “no new ioco road traffic” policy ignored by city hall for decades as anmore and belcarra growth continued to add growth

  • anmore’s potential growth demands too much from port moody - it shouldn’t be up to port moody to support anmore’s ioco lands growth if it means making our communities worse


ROB'S VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF ioco road:

  • say no to density at ioco lands - port moody doesn’t owe developments anything above lowest single family homes, no increases to this

  • pull ioco from major road network - under full city control, we would have the ability to limit thru traffic to create a safer, quieter neighbourhood-oriented street

 
 

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"Ioco isn’t cottage country anymore"

- Councillor Rob Vagramov
July 2018 City Council meeting