NewPort Village and its clone

Port Moody’s NewPort Village is evidence of a substantial market for high-density living in the suburbs of B.C.’s Lower Mainland.

Bosa, the project developer, opened NewPort’s first mixed-use  buildings about 1997, squeezing them against the butt end of an existing shopping centre.  The owners of the Heritage Mountain plaza clearly refused to play ball with Bosa; but NewPort’s Whistler-style streetscape,  complete with cute upmarket shops, proved popular with consumers and home buyers from the start.  Within a few years the village was ringed with apartment towers. Continue reading