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Moody Centre towers endorsed by land use committee

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Moody Centre towers endorsed by land use committee
BEEDIE — The City of Port Moody’s land use committee has endorsed a set of towers at Moody Centre. The sites are owned by Beedie, a Lower Mainland developer.

PORT MOODY, B.C. – The City of Port Moody’s land use committee (LUC) has endorsed a set of Moody Centre towers and a non-residential mid-rise building at a transit-oriented development.

A report in the Tri-Cities Dispatch said the committee voted unanimously to endorse the project.

A report to Port Moody City Council’s LUC on Feb 5. presented an official community plan amendment and rezoning application for a main site at 3060-2092 Spring St. and 80-85 Electronic Ave. with four lots and a second site on 2806 Spring St. with a single lot. Both sites are owned by Beedie, a Lower Mainland developer.

The main site is a proposed mixed-use market site consisting of three Moody Centre towers of 32, 36, and 39 storeys with market strata housing and retail/commercial units on the ground floor. The second site would be a six-storey non-market rental building with 40 residential homes.

“Beedie is exploring a partnership with BC Housing to operate these (residential) homes,” a Beedie release said.

In order for the main site to be rezoned as proposed, the maximum permitted tower height would have to be increased from 26 storeys as well as enlarging the maximum permitted tower floorplate size from the current range of 7,535 square feet to approximately 8,290 square feet.

It would also be necessary to decrease the minimum required distance separation between towers from 60 metres to approximately 45 metres between the west tower and the central tower and 53 metres between the east tower from the central tower, the report said.

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