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Coquitlam to Review Liquor Licensing Policies and Regulations

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, July 21, 2015 – Potential Zoning Bylaw and policy amendments could help accommodate liquor manufacturing such as craft breweries and distilleries in Coquitlam.

Following amendments to Coquitlam’s industrial zones last year, Council authorized staff to draft proposed Zoning Bylaw amendments to accommodate liquor manufacturing in a number of industrial and commercial zones.

The proposed amendments will undergo consultation including with the public, current liquor licence holders, industry associations, the Coquitlam RCMP and other stakeholders. It is anticipated that consultation will begin in September 2015, with input received reported back to Council along with recommendations by the end of 2015.

The proposed amendments would apply in part to the M-1 General Industrial zone, and to the M-2 Industrial Business and the B-1 Business Enterprise zones, as well as to a number of commercial zones where liquor primary establishments (i.e., pubs) and licensed retail stores are currently permitted. 

Changes to other Zoning Bylaw regulations and the City’s current Liquor Licensing Application Referral / Review Policy will also be reviewed in order for prospective liquor manufacturers to find locations suitable to their needs – including on-premise retailing and consumption of product.

For more information on Coquitlam’s industrial zones, visit www.coquitlam.ca/zoning.



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