The Southwest Housing Review (SWHR) is a multi-phased project to expand the range of housing options throughout Southwest Coquitlam, helping to create more compact, complete communities, and supporting sustainable transportation choices.

In May 2022, Council approved new land use concepts for three neighbourhood pockets located within the Burquitlam-Lougheed neighbourhood. The land use concepts create new opportunities for multi-family housing that is compatible with surrounding land uses, and in line with the broader vision for the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan (BLNP) of creating compact, complete and transit-oriented communities. More information on the BLNP Neighbourhood Pockets can be found here.

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The scope for the remainder of the SWHR needs to be revised to better reflect the costs, constraints and opportunities of servicing development, housing demand, and evolving housing policies and priorities for both Coquitlam and senior levels of government.

The current work for the SWHR involves a technical review titled the “Community Baseline” to identify opportunities and constraints for growth by considering:

  • The infrastructure needed to accommodate growth (e.g., streets, streetscapes and utilities)
  • Existing and potential future transportation networks (pedestrian, micromobility, public transit and streets)
  • Proximity and access to parks, public services, amenities and daily needs
  • Environmental considerations
  • Social, housing and economic factors

Next Steps

The focus of future phases of the SWHR will be informed by the outcomes of the Community Baseline and determined with direct input from Council, an inter-departmental City staff review team and prior public input on the project’s values and objectives collected during Phase 1. A revised project scope and information on ways to engage are expected to be formalized in 2024.

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The Southwest Housing Review Phase 1 Survey - Oct. 2020 has now concluded


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