Coquitlam City Centre Area Plan

Coquitlam City Centre Area Plan On Saturday, June 9, I went to the Community Information Session put on by the City of Coquitlam about their upcoming plans for City Centre. The info session was held at Coquitlam Centre mall (there’s another one scheduled at their Canada Day booth display at the Town Centre Park celebration … Read more

From the Port Moody Campaign Trail…

Have you ever noticed before federal or provincial elections how polling companies start asking questions about the issues, and not your issues, but some that have been predetermined for you? This “agenda-setting” happens all the time, like when the Evergreen Line (province) announced public hearings for citizen input after they had already allocated (set) the … Read more

Port Moody Condo with Private Roof Top Terrace

Port Moody Condo with Private Roof Top Terrace – COMING SOON For under $350K you can own this 2 bedroom condo in the heart of historic Moody Centre and encompassing the south shore of the Inlet. The Lighthouse at Rocky Point is one of the most desirable buildings because of the great central location, and … Read more

Premier Christy Clark or Premier Adrian Dix?

Traffic in the Tri-cities is going to be at a stand-still as Burke Mountain and the rest of the north east sector continues to be built out. Even if the Evergreen Line was brought on board by 2014 or 2015, and whether it is ALRT or LRT, it is not going to provide enough relief … Read more

Murray Clarke Connector Alignment Outdated

I’m uncertain if I should be pleased with Port Moody’s Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) exemption granted by Metro Vancouver, as reported in “Metro mayors not happy with Coquitlam”. With almost nothing new on the development books the past year, and few new sources of tax revenues moving forward, what is planned to replace these lost … Read more

Port Moody Councillors display Disdain and Disinterest

It was disappointing not to say depressing to listen to Port Moody Council last Thursday.  Not realizing perhaps that John Peller, a member of one of the City’s most historic families was in the room, a majority of Councillors repeatedly suggested that the genuine interest for an Evergreen station in West Port Moody was a … Read more

Evergreen Line – Déjà vu?

One definition of lunacy is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result. By this definition, current planning for the Evergreen Line is starting to look more and more deranged, and the poor taxpayer could be looking at a repeat of the costly planning mistakes made with some of the earlier SkyTrain designs. … Read more

Western Evergreen Station & Murray Connector are crucial…

Third Evergreen station & Murray-Clarke connector are crucial, says committee… The Editor, A copy of a letter to Shirley Bond, B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure: I represent the Port Moody Western Station Committee, an organization comprised of a diverse range of more than 50 local residents, property owners and business operators working collaboratively on … Read more

TransLink Nixes more Property Transfer Taxes; Phew…

When the City of Toronto implemented a Land Transfer Tax (LTT) as a way to address a revenue shortfall, instead of bringing in revenue, the LTT did the opposite. An estimated 3,500 families who would have otherwise moved, stayed put because of the LTT, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute and economics … Read more

Which comes first, a third PoMo Evergreen station or density?

Which comes first, a third PoMo Evergreen station or density? By Sarah Payne – The Tri-City News  Published: May 28, 2009 4:00 PM Members of the Port Moody Western Station Committee packed Tuesday’s council meeting to plead for a third Evergreen Line station, and the west-end density needed to support it. Of the six stops currently … Read more

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