anmore south

Creative Concept

a community in nature

In our ongoing quest to transform communities and create places that matter, icona is exploring a new vision for the lands known as Anmore South. We are seeking to collaborate with Anmore residents to create a future the community can be proud of— a future that further enhances this already extraordinary place.

This 150-acre parcel of land is situated in the southwest corner of Anmore, a village community located to the north of Port Moody and touching the shores of the Indian Arm.

Despite its small size, Anmore South has the potential to transform the quality of life for village residents. While the current land designation already allows for one-acre, single-family lots, we want to start a dialogue and explore an alternative path forward with residents that would redefine the purpose of this unique and vital place.

a collaborative vision for Anmore South

As the owner of Anmore South, icona is excited to collaborate with residents on a vision for the future of these important lands.
 
Early conversations with residents have told us they want housing diversity that gives them options for downsizing, aging in place and to attract young families. They want a vibrant community that brings daily amenities such as a market, shops and cafés closer to home. They want direct connection to the regional water supply and investment in wastewater infrastructure. They want world-class building innovation and design. And they want to preserve and enhance the natural environment, with protections for local ecology and nature trails that make the forest more accessible for all. 

We are listening to those ideas and used them to establish a starting point for a new vision for Anmore South.

a permanent gift of nature to the community

As part of our vision for Anmore South, we are committed to gifting a new protected park more than six times the size of Rocky Point Park — one of the largest bequests of stewarded forests and waterways ever gifted by a land owner within the Tri-City area in recent history. Further, icona will also establish an endowment to fund ongoing stewardship and preservation of these lands. 

Learn more about our initial ideas by downloading the Visioning Document.

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"When I first walked these lands, surrounded by the Burrard Inlet, the mountains and regional parks, I quickly understood that this is a very special place. We need to find a way to protect its extraordinary nature while creating a complete community that supports and
improves the quality of life for its residents."

Tony Cai, icona Founder

FAQ

As we begin the process of meeting with and seeking input from Anmore residents about what the future may hold for the Anmore South lands, following are the most frequently asked questions:

Is icona a local company?
What is icona’s role in the potential development of the Anmore South lands?
Does this mean we are going to lose our wooded area that we all hold so dear?
What will the impact be on the biodiversity we value so much?
Are we talking about urbanization?
Why do we need more housing?
What certainty is there that the vision for Anmore South will meet the high-quality standards that have been established in the Village of Anmore?
What will the impact be on traffic?
Don’t we need a traffic solution prior to supporting a vision?
Under what time frame would infrastructure be developed to support changes associated with the final vision for Anmore South?
The private septic systems on a number Anmore properties are beyond their lifespans. What are you proposing for the Anmore South lands?
Community Credits and Land Lift are a standard part of the community development process, but for those who may be unfamiliar with these concepts, what are they?
How and when are you providing residents with an opportunity for input into this process?

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join the conversation

A respectful, inclusive community engagement is integral to icona's placemaking process.

Over the coming months, we will be holding a series of open houses to gather valued input from the area's residents and stakeholders. 

We cordially invite all Anmore residents to join the conversation and collaborate on a vision for the future of Anmore South.

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