Southwest Housing Review - Neighbourhood Pockets

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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 workstreams, one of which is a review of neighbourhood pockets.

The SWHR identified six neighbourhood pockets for review. Residents in these areas had asked the City for for more intensive development opportunities than their current land-use designations allowed under existing policies. Phase 2 of the project involved creating land use concepts for the three neighbourhood pockets located within the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan area: Whiting-Appian, Miller-Grant and Guilby-Grayson.

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On May 30, 2022, Council approved the amendments to the Citywide Official Community Plan (CWOCP) and Zoning Bylaw, for the Guilby-Grayson, Miller-Grant and Whiting-Appian neighbourhood pockets in the Burquitlam-Lougheed neighbourhood. The land use concepts for the three neighbourhood pockets evolved over the last two years, through technical analysis, Council feedback, community consultation and input from an inter-departmental City staff review team.

The amendments update the Burquitlam Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan (BLNP), providing new opportunities for multi-family housing that are compatible with the surrounding land uses, and in line with the broader vision for the BLNP of creating compact, complete and transit-oriented communities.

The amendments approved by Council include:

  • Land use changes to allow additional density and new park space.
  • Policies to support high-density development and density transfers, in certain areas within the Whiting-Appian neighbourhood pocket.
  • New streets and greenways.

This concludes Phase 2 of the SWHR. You can view archived broadcast of the Regular Council meeting discussion at https://www.coquitlam.ca/webcasts and view a copy of the staff report here.

Next Steps for the BLNP Pockets?

With the updates to the BLNP now approved, rezoning and development permit applications may be submitted to the City for review. Most development in Coquitlam is built by private land owners, and the exact timing of development depends on a number of variables, including market factors and land owner intentions.

Next Steps for the SWHR

The other three neighbourhood pockets (Austin-Poirier, Blue Mountain-Quadling and Charland-Joyce) are closely tied to the Corridor Development Strategy and would be considered as part of a future phase of the SWHR.

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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 workstreams, one of which is a review of neighbourhood pockets.

The SWHR identified six neighbourhood pockets for review. Residents in these areas had asked the City for for more intensive development opportunities than their current land-use designations allowed under existing policies. Phase 2 of the project involved creating land use concepts for the three neighbourhood pockets located within the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan area: Whiting-Appian, Miller-Grant and Guilby-Grayson.

Latest News

On May 30, 2022, Council approved the amendments to the Citywide Official Community Plan (CWOCP) and Zoning Bylaw, for the Guilby-Grayson, Miller-Grant and Whiting-Appian neighbourhood pockets in the Burquitlam-Lougheed neighbourhood. The land use concepts for the three neighbourhood pockets evolved over the last two years, through technical analysis, Council feedback, community consultation and input from an inter-departmental City staff review team.

The amendments update the Burquitlam Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan (BLNP), providing new opportunities for multi-family housing that are compatible with the surrounding land uses, and in line with the broader vision for the BLNP of creating compact, complete and transit-oriented communities.

The amendments approved by Council include:

  • Land use changes to allow additional density and new park space.
  • Policies to support high-density development and density transfers, in certain areas within the Whiting-Appian neighbourhood pocket.
  • New streets and greenways.

This concludes Phase 2 of the SWHR. You can view archived broadcast of the Regular Council meeting discussion at https://www.coquitlam.ca/webcasts and view a copy of the staff report here.

Next Steps for the BLNP Pockets?

With the updates to the BLNP now approved, rezoning and development permit applications may be submitted to the City for review. Most development in Coquitlam is built by private land owners, and the exact timing of development depends on a number of variables, including market factors and land owner intentions.

Next Steps for the SWHR

The other three neighbourhood pockets (Austin-Poirier, Blue Mountain-Quadling and Charland-Joyce) are closely tied to the Corridor Development Strategy and would be considered as part of a future phase of the SWHR.

Stay Informed

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

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We encourage you to complete this survey after attending the virtual information session for the pocket you are interested in. Click HERE to view the Neighbourhood Pockets consultation schedule and register.

    This survey should take under 10 minutes to complete. Results will be shared on this project page, and through our e-newsletter - subscribe at the top right of the project page to receive updates.

    Thank you for your feedback.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We encourage you to complete this survey after attending the virtual information session for the pocket you are interested in. Click HERE to view the Neighbourhood Pockets consultation schedule and register.

    This survey should take under 10 minutes to complete. Results will be shared on this project page, and through our e-newsletter - subscribe at the top right of the project page to receive updates.

    Thank you for your feedback.


    Privacy Statement 
    Personal information is collected for the City of Coquitlam by Bang the Table Pty Ltd. pursuant to Section 26 of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 165 and is used for the purposes of providing you access to the engagement tools within the website and receiving your feedback on specific campaigns and issues. Screen names (user name) feedback and images submitted may be made publicly available as part of the public consultation process. Questions regarding this collection of information can be directed to the City’s Corporate Communications Division by email at kvincent@coquitlam.ca or mail at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 7N2.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We encourage you to complete this survey after attending the virtual information session for the pocket you are interested in. Click HERE to view the Neighbourhood Pockets consultation schedule and register.

    This survey should take under 10 minutes to complete. Results will be shared on this project page, and through our e-newsletter - subscribe at the top right of the project page to receive updates.

    Thank you for your feedback.


    Privacy Statement 
    Personal information is collected for the City of Coquitlam by Bang the Table Pty Ltd. pursuant to Section 26 of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 165 and is used for the purposes of providing you access to the engagement tools within the website and receiving your feedback on specific campaigns and issues. Screen names (user name) feedback and images submitted may be made publicly available as part of the public consultation process. Questions regarding this collection of information can be directed to the City’s Corporate Communications Division by email at kvincent@coquitlam.ca or mail at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 7N2.

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