“The Station” will be an exciting new mixed residential and commercial development on the corner of St. Johns and Moody Street in the heart of historic Moody Centre, and its coming very soon.
Last September I had the opportunity to review the plans and conceptual drawings for this proposed development at the Open House, asked many questions of the applicants, and closely followed and supported it through the approval process.
As an owner in the neighbouring Lighthouse at Rocky Point, I was particularly interested to see the proposal compared to what had been previously proposed for this site, and also to see the support from my neighbours who attended.
The Station will play an important role in the much-anticipated revitalization of the area, just as the original 1882 built Western Terminus Station was momentous in the founding and settlement of Port Moody in the new Canada.
From the first trains and ships that came, Port Moody has been exposed to a world open for business. The vibrancy of Port Moody has always been reliant on goods and services from beyond the borders of the City.
Today that is changing as the city and so many of its youthful residents move towards a more sustainable future. Port Moody is a growing community, which prides itself on its award winning livability.
As trade and commerce becomes more localized and self-sufficient, Port Moody aims to minimize its ecological footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the implementation of other similar initiatives.
The pedestrian-oriented shopping and services in Moody Centre, and this trendy and affordable upcoming locale that encompasses the south shore, will appeal to young couples in particular.
Stroll through the Heritage Conservation and Character Areas to the eclectic Queens Street Plaza. Bike, roller-blade, or walk, the Inlet trails. Exercise, play or relax, at Rocky Point Park. Fish, kayak or sail, the Inlet itself.
The active and outdoors lifestyle that Port Moody offers is awesome and has wide appeal. The “City of the Arts” has something for everyone.
While the Port Moody North Shore, Heritage Mountain and Inlet Centre get built out, the prime Moody Centre location where The Station is to be built offers less congestion, is close to all urban amenities, and has a tremendous upside.
Two short blocks away, the new SkyTrain Station is now scheduled for completion in 2015. Meanwhile of course, the West Coast Express will still provide residents with commuting convenience and comfort, getting you to Downtown Vancouver in 22 minutes.
With 106 condominiums and townhouses, utilizing the latest designs in home appliances, sleek and chic kitchen and bathroom fittings and fixtures, and best of all, geothermal heating and cooling, you’ll enjoy a new home that’s second to none.
The one and two-bedroom condominium units will range from 564 to 900 square feet, while two-bedroom townhouses will range from 960 to 1,127 square feet, and all of them are designed with utmost efficiency so that you get to use every last inch. Of course there is always HST on new product, but there are also partial rebates; check out this calculator.
For the inside track on The Station, and a V.I.P. service, call: 778-878-0778 and ask for Port Moody REALTOR®, John Grasty, ABR, SRES. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Take-away point: Never walk into a new home sales office unrepresented without a REALTOR®