News

Parking squeeze for Onni

Real estate developer Onni has been granted a bylaw reprieve from the city of Port Moody after hitting a potentially disastrous roadblock to the construction of its The Residences tower at Suter Brook Village.

In May, while doing preliminary work on the building’s underground parking area, workers came upon a wayward Metro Vancouver sewage main pipe that veered outside of its proper right of way, interfering with the tower plans.

A redesign of the parking lot was undertaken, but Onni had to ask Port Moody council last Tuesday to allow their lot to vary from the city’s off-street parking bylaw which mandates that lots contain no more than 20% small-car spaces and must have a parking lot drive aisle wider than 6.7 m.

Onni’s request was granted, meaning 32% of The Residence’s underground parking will be small car spaces, which amounts to 97 spaces out of a total 304. The drive aisle will also be slightly more difficult to navigate at a reduced width of 6.6 m.

Council asked that Onni inform all potential buyers if the parking space allotted to their suite is a small car space.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

NDP demands audit of Multi-Material BC
 
Port Moody Police ask for 3.87% increase to their 2015 budget
 
Port Moody green lights large new daycare for Suter Brook
Fraser Health gets new president
 
How to donate to Christmas in Williams Park
 
Richmond couple pitch touchscreen innovation to Dragons’ Den
Offender back in police custody
 
Final touches for new South Surrey rail bridge
 
Amrik Virk advised Kwantlen on secret executive bonus

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.