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 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 early 2022.

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

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 early 2022.

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

Questions

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    Why does the eastern border of the Housing Choices area south of Austin Ave stop at School House St/Lavel St and not continue to the natural geographic divsion of the Booth Creek ravine east of Laurentian Cres? At the very least, why not expand the Housing Choices program to busy feeder routes like Laurentian Cres?

    Derek asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Derek,

     

    The Housing Choices Program was expanded as part of two neighbourhood planning processes: the Austin Heights Neighbourhood Plan in 2011 (which covers areas north of Rochester Ave.) and the Maillardville Neighbourhood Plan in 2014 (which covers areas south of Rochester Ave.) Through those neighbourhood plans, it was decided to limit the Housing Choices Program to areas within easy walking distance to businesses or to areas surrounding the Laval Square district. Neighbourhoods to the east were maintained as single family areas.

     

    In recognition that it is worth re-examining the Housing Choices Program in the context of current housing affordability and supply challenges, a future phase of the Southwest Housing Review (SWHR) will look at potential opportunities to expand Housing Choices to new areas. To keep up to date with the SWHR, including information and future opportunities for input, subscribe to our mailing list at letstalkcoquitlam.ca/swhr.


    Regards, 

    The Southwest Housing Review Team

Page last updated: 13 May 2022, 03:09 PM