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Transit drives density in Port Moody



Since the late 1990s, close to half a million newcomers have moved to Metro Vancouver, drawn by our natural beauty and the potential for low density living.

This explosive growth has resulted in escalating home prices and rents, and lengthy commutes for first-time home buyers.

Sleepy Port Moody, with its population of 35,000, has been jolted awake by the Evergreen Line, and is preparing for an influx of 15,000 newcomers.

Several former industrial sites will be developed into high density residential neighbourhoods.

Coronation Park will include ground oriented townhomes, stacked townhomes, low-rise, and high-rise apartments available as strata, market rental, and affordable/non-market rental. These will range from studio to family friendly units, with childcare, parks, cycling, and pedestrian infrastructure.

There will also be new mixed residential/commercial uses oriented to the street and designed at a pedestrian scale. For example, banks/credit unions, coffee shops, take-out eateries, as well as areas of higher density with restaurants, grocery stores, and other retail.

The proposed 34-acre Flavelle oceanfront site features a mix of business park, commercial recreation, hotel, marina, public market, and higher density residential uses using transit-oriented development.

The proposed Westport Village will include a residential towers, mid-rise apartment buildings, and a hotel.

Read more about residential density planned for Port Moody.

 

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