Southwest Housing Review - Neighbourhood Pockets

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 two of the project will look to create land use concepts for the three neighbourhood pockets located within the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan area: Whiting-Appian, Miller-Grant and Guilby-Grayson. During the first round of engagement in fall 2020, these three pockets had the highest levels of support for the review of land use in their area. You can view a summary of this feedback here.

The other three neighbourhood pockets (Austin-Poirier, Blue Mountain-Quadling and Charland-Joyce) had more varied levels of support, and will be brought forward for more engagement as part of a future phase of the SWHR.

How to Share Your Input

  • Contact City staff with questions or input at swhr@coquitlam.ca or 604-927-3400
  • Thank you to everyone who completed the survey or attended an information session. We will be sharing what we heard in fall 2021.

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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 two of the project will look to create land use concepts for the three neighbourhood pockets located within the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan area: Whiting-Appian, Miller-Grant and Guilby-Grayson. During the first round of engagement in fall 2020, these three pockets had the highest levels of support for the review of land use in their area. You can view a summary of this feedback here.

The other three neighbourhood pockets (Austin-Poirier, Blue Mountain-Quadling and Charland-Joyce) had more varied levels of support, and will be brought forward for more engagement as part of a future phase of the SWHR.

How to Share Your Input

  • Contact City staff with questions or input at swhr@coquitlam.ca or 604-927-3400
  • Thank you to everyone who completed the survey or attended an information session. We will be sharing what we heard in fall 2021.

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

  • Guilby-Grayson

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    Properties in Guilby-Grayson are currently designated for townhomes. The proposed concept would designate the parcels for medium-density apartments, which would be compatible with the land uses in the surrounding area north of Alderson Avenue and would maintain an appropriate transition to the Neighbourhood Attached Residential (NAR) properties south of Alderson Avenue.

    Lower Lougheed Park is located immediately south of this pocket and will provide park and recreation access for residents. A future expansion to this park, which is identified in the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan, will accommodate residential growth.


    Proposed Land Use and New Streets and Lanes



  • Miller-Grant

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    Properties in Miller-Grant are currently designated for a mix of townhomes, neighbourhood attached and single-family homes. The proposed concept renews the focus on family-oriented housing with most of the parcels designated for townhomes. The properties near Clarke Road would be designated for medium-density apartments.

    A small expansion of Miller Park is proposed at 824 Miller Avenue to improve its entry access from the pocket. We may also consider either a further expansion of Miller Park or a centrally-located neighbourhood park.

    Draft Land Use Concept

  • Whiting-Appian

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    The Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan did not designate the future land use for the Whiting-Appian Area as the area was earmarked for a future detailed study. The Whiting-Appian area concept proposes a mix of development forms from high-density apartments to townhomes that are organized around a central green spine along the Austin Creek tributary.

    The concept envisions a new green link amenity for residents of the Burquitlam-Lougheed neighbourhood that would improve recreational opportunities and enhance connections to existing and planned amenities outside of the pocket as well as a space for recreation while enhancing the existing creek.

    Draft Land Use Concept

  • Neighbourhood Pocket Locations

    The neighbourhood pockets under study are: