Tonight Port Moody residents are meeting with a city Councillor to discuss concerns about what have been dubbed Monster Houses.
Resident Tara McIntosh has been rallying against these homes for years and says they tower over the homes next door, block views and have concrete lawns.
“They’re taking up quite a bit of the parcel of the land and because they’re built so high they’re casting shadows over other peoples’ homes as well as interfering with privacy,” she says.
Councillor Rob Vagramov is attending the meeting.
He says many of these homes don’t fit with the character of Port Moody and hopes the discussions this evening will influence the city’s zoning bylaws.
“It’s as though they were dropped from outer space on to the lot,” he says.
The Say No To Monster Houses Meeting is happening at a resident’s home and the event was posted publicly on Facebook.
“I hope that the input from the community members ends up directly affecting the zoning bylaw update.”
Vagramov says it’s not too late to preserve the unique charm of Port Moody’s neighbourhoods.
Port Moody mayor Mike Clay had initially said he’d attend but posted on the event page last minute that he’d changed his mind.
CKNW has reached out to the mayor for an interview.