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12-storey Mass timber building proposed in Port Moody

PCI Developments is seeking an amendment to Port Moody’s official community plan to build a 12-storey, mass timber building on Murray Street, near the Evergreen Line.

The current zoning for the property, consisting of two lots with light industrial and warehouse buildings, only allows for a maximum of six storeys.

The proposed building, designed by Perkins + Will, would include:

  • 207 secured market rental units, including 10 per cent (21) below-market rental units;
  • 139 underground parking spaces (a 45 per cent reduction);
  • 8,400 square feet of “mixed employment space”;
  • 1,000 square feet of ground-floor, affordable space suitable for artists;
  • 120 residential storage lockers;
  • fitness facility
  • Children’s play area and amenity spaces, as well as an urban agriculture area

Renderings: Murray Street rental apartments in Port Moody

Development rendering
Development rendering. Credit: Perkins + Will
Development site, with rendering of 12-storey mass timber building.
Development site. Credit: Perkins + Will
Development site
Development site. Credit: Perkins + Will
View of mass timber building from future public plaza at Moody Centre Station
View from future public plaza at Moody Centre Station. Credit: Perkins + Will

The mass timber development actually consists of three buildings oriented in a “U” shape pattern, with the open portion backing onto the CPR rail line and SkyTrain line and a future public plaza.

The buildings have “single loaded” access, meaning there are windows and doors for each unit on both sides of the structure, improving natural light and cross-ventilation.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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