Southwest Housing Review

The Southwest Housing Review (SWHR) is a multi-year planning effort to support the provision of more diverse housing options in Southwest Coquitlam. The project consists of four streams of work, which are:

  • A review of neighbourhood pockets where residents have come forward requesting a review of the land use designation of their neighbourhood;
  • Creation of a Corridor Development Strategy (CDS) for key arterial streets;
  • A review of the potential expansion of the recently updated Housing Choices Program into other areas of Southwest Coquitlam; and
  • A review of infill housing options in single-family areas to further address the policy directions in the Southwest Coquitlam Area Plan.

(Read more about these work streams by clicking the "Overview" tab below.)

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The Southwest Housing Review (SWHR) is a multi-year planning effort to support the provision of more diverse housing options in Southwest Coquitlam. The project consists of four streams of work, which are:

  • A review of neighbourhood pockets where residents have come forward requesting a review of the land use designation of their neighbourhood;
  • Creation of a Corridor Development Strategy (CDS) for key arterial streets;
  • A review of the potential expansion of the recently updated Housing Choices Program into other areas of Southwest Coquitlam; and
  • A review of infill housing options in single-family areas to further address the policy directions in the Southwest Coquitlam Area Plan.

(Read more about these work streams by clicking the "Overview" tab below.)

How to Share Your Input

Stay Informed
To receive updates on this project, click on the Subscribe button at the top of this page.

  • Neighbourhood Pockets

    15 Oct 2020
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    Over the past few years, residents in a number of “neighbourhood pockets” (areas representing a few blocks) have requested the City review the land use designation and redevelopment potential of their properties. The City is engaging directly with these neighbourhood pockets to develop a land use concept for Council’s consideration which is supported by the community and consistent with other City goals and objectives.

    The neighbourhood pockets under study are:


    Upcoming Consultation with Neighbourhood Pocket Residents

    The City is hosting virtual engagement sessions for residents and property owners of each neighbourhood pocket. To register for an engagement session, please click on the corresponding link below:

    October 27: Guilby-Grayson | Registration Link

    October 28: Charland-Joyce | Registration Link

    October 29: Blue Mountain-Quadling | Registration Link

    November 5: Miller-Grant | Registration Link

    November 12: Austin-Poirier | Registration Link

    November 19: Whiting-Appian |Registration Link


    Note: For Southwest Coquitlam residents who are not part of a neighbourhood pocket, the review of your property will likely be covered by the other work streams of the SWHR (i.e., Corridor Development Strategy, Housing Choices and Detached Housing Alternatives).

  • Corridor Development Strategy

    15 Oct 2020
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    The Corridor Development Strategy (CDS) will establish an overall vision for land uses along select key arterial streets within Southwest Coquitlam and provide guidance for future development along these corridors.

    The CDS will identify the supportable types of land uses and development forms in order to guide future residential and commercial development applications. The CDS will take into consideration land use, housing types, form of development, land-use transitions to single family areas, urban design, public space, amenities, transportation improvements and utility servicing. The CDS will also review density bonus provisions along corridors to secure community amenities, rental housing, or cash-in-lieu for additional density.

    (Download a map of the corridors under review HERE)

  • Housing Choices and Detached Housing Alternatives

    15 Oct 2020
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    Exploring housing options for mature residential neighbourhoods is a key focus area of the Southwest Housing Review. This consists of two related work items:

    • 1. Housing Choices Expansion—This component will examine the potential expansion of the Housing Choices Program. This program encourages the development of attached housing options (ie. duplex, triplex, fourplex and multiplex) and provides options for coach houses and narrow-lot subdivisions in specific areas of Southwest Coquitlam.
    • 2. Detached Housing Alternatives—This component will explore respectful infill opportunities (e.g., coach houses, lock-off suites etc.), house sizes and subdivision options that support the evolving character of neighbourhoods in Southwest Coquitlam.

    Together, these two components look to improve housing options and livability for residents in mature residential neighbourhoods in Southwest Coquitlam.