Public Hearing - March 12, 2018

Public Hearing Agenda

Date: Mar 12, 2018

Time(s): 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam

Contact Info: Clerk's Office clerks@coquitlam.ca 604-927-3010

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws. This meeting will be held on:

Date: Monday, March 12, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC   V3B 7N2


Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing, Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting during which it will give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda.

Item 1 Address:  1138 Dansey Avenue

The intent of Bylaw 4846, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4846, 2018 from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RT-1 Two-Family Residential.

If approved, the RT-1 zone would facilitate a two lot subdivision of the existing lot and the construction of a single-family dwelling and a carriage house with rear lane access on each of the resulting lots.

Item 2 Address:  1142 Dansey Avenue 

The intent of Bylaw 4849, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4849, 2018 from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RT-1 Two Family Residential.

If approved, the RT-1 zone would facilitate a two lot subdivision of the existing lot and the construction of a single-family dwelling and a carriage house with rear lane access on each of the resulting lots.

Item 3 Addresses:  3525, 3529 and 3535 Victoria Drive and 1225 Mitchell Street 

The intent of Bylaw 4833, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4833, 2018 from RS-1 One-Family Residential and RS-2 One-Family Suburban Residential to RT-2 Townhouse Residential and P-5 Special Park.

If approved, the application would facilitate the consolidation of the properties and the construction of a townhouse development consisting of approximately 72 units, along with the protection of a 10-metre wide Streamside Protection and Enhancement Area (SPEA).

Item 4 Addresses: Portion of 579 Smith Avenue and a Portion of Adjacent Road, and 530 and 550 Cottonwood Avenue, and 663 and 675 Whiting Way 

The intent of Bylaw 4847, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to revise the zoning of the portions of the subject properties outlined in black on the map marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4847, 2018 from P-1 Civic Institutional to CD-3 Comprehensive Development Zone – 3.

If approved, the CD-3 Comprehensive Development Zone – 3 is intended to accommodate and regulate the development of apartment and townhouse residential at a high density, purpose-built rental apartment and townhouse residential at a high density, and civic uses. Regulations of this zone are outlined in the associated Bylaw and include, but are not limited to:
• Permitted Uses;
• Conditions of Use;
• Lot Size;
• Density;
• Lot Coverage;
• Buildings Per Lot;
• Setbacks;
• Off-Street Parking and Loading; and 
• Other Regulations.

The intent of Bylaw 4848, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the portions of the subject properties outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4848, 2018 from RM-2 Three Storey Medium Density Apartment Residential to CD-4 Comprehensive Development Zone – 4.

If approved, the CD-4 Comprehensive Development Zone – 4 is intended to accommodate and regulate the development of a multi-phased apartment and townhouse residential project at a high density, and purpose-built rental apartment and townhouse residential at a high density.  Regulations of this zone are outlined in the associated Bylaw and include, but are not limited to:
• Permitted Uses;
• Conditions of Use;
• Lot Size;
• Density; 
• Lot Coverage;
• Buildings Per Lot;
• Setbacks;
• Height;
• Off-Street Parking and Loading (Schedule B to Bylaw 4848, 2018); and
• Other Regulations

The intent of Bylaw 4855, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the portions of the subject properties outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4855, 2018 from RM-2 Three Storey Medium Density Apartment Residential to P-5 Special Park.

If approved, the applications would facilitate the rezoning of two sites entitled as “Burquitlam Park” and “Whitgift Gardens”. In association with the rezoning application at 579 Smith Avenue, a road cancellation bylaw is required. 

The applications also propose a land exchange and density sharing between the two sites, and to utilize the density and parking incentives for purpose-built rental and below-market rental housing contained within the City’s Housing Affordability Strategy (HAS). The applications propose to construct 20-to-40 below-market units between the two proposed developments.

Burquitlam Park Site: if approved, this application would facilitate the following:
• A 50-storey condominium tower with approximately 435 units;
• A 30-storey purpose-built rental tower with approximately 275 market rental units; and
• A 2-3 storey YMCA recreation facility, which is proposed to include space for a Community Policing Station and a transit Park-and-Ride facility.

Whitgift Gardens Site: if approved, this application would facilitate the following:
• A multi-phase development consisting of two 37-storey purpose-built rental towers totaling approximately 654 market rental units; and
• Four market condominium towers at 24, 25, 43 and 48-storeys totaling approximately 1,187 units and approximately 132 purpose-built seniors market rental units.

Burquitlam Park and Cottonwood Park: the applications propose to exchange 0.87 hectare (2.15 acres) of land from Burquitlam Park to the Whitgift Gardens site in order to facilitate the expansion of Cottonwood Park. In return, the same amount of developable land and its associated density is moved from the Whitgift Gardens site to the Burquitlam Park development site. The applicant also proposes to donate an additional 0.16 hectare (0.40 acres) to the City as part of an expansion of Cottonwood Park. The new Burquitlam Park and Cottonwood Park are each proposed to be constructed in various phases in conjunction with the respective construction phases of the proposed Burquitlam Park and Whitgift Gardens developments.

Any person wishing further information or clarification with regard to the proposed amendments should contact Jeremy Keating, Planning and Development Department, at 604-927-3998.


How do I find out more information?
Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be inspected from February 27 to March 12, 2018 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays.
You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaws mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing and by phone at 604-927-3430.

How do I provide input?
Verbal submissions may only be made in person at the Public Hearing.  The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for each item. To have your name added to the Speakers List please call 604-927-3010.  Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity.
Please also be advised that video recordings of Public Hearings are streamed live and archived on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/webcasts.
Prior to the Public Hearing written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways:
• Email: clerks@coquitlam.ca;
• Regular mail: 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2;
• In person: City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2;
• Fax: to the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3015.

To afford Council an opportunity to review your submission, please ensure that you forward it to the City Clerk’s Office prior to noon on the day of the hearing.

Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and on our website at www.coquitlam.ca/agendas.  If you require more information regarding this process please call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010.

Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested parties concerning any of the bylaws described above after the conclusion of the Public Hearing.

Jay Gilbert
City Clerk
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