2015

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Attend an Information Session on Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, Monday, November 9, 2015 – Residents, businesses and stakeholders are invited to come learn about proposed changes for the Burquitlam-Lougheed neighbourhoods.

The City of Coquitlam is halfway through the Burquitlam-Lougheed neighbourhood planning process and, as such, is holding two information sessions for Phase 2 of the Neighbourhood Plan update process:

  1. Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the gymnasium at Roy Stibbs Elementary School, 600 Fairview Street, Coquitlam BC.
  2. Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the gymnasium at Coquitlam College, 516 Brookmere Avenue, Coquitlam, BC.

These community information sessions are a drop-in format and will provide a forum for residents and stakeholders to review draft land use concepts, learn about future parks, transportation, amenity and servicing options and provide feedback to help shape the new neighbourhood plan.
 
Both days/times will be the same event and City staff will be available to answer questions.

These Phase 2 Information Sessions are a part of a three phase planning process with an approximate 24 month timeframe:

  1. Background, Ideas and Opportunities -Completed;
  2. Land Use and Policy Options Development (Fall 2015); and
  3. Draft Plan and Servicing Assessment (Winter 2015/Spring 2016).

The updated Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan will become part of the City’s Official Community Plan to help guide future neighbourhood growth and development for the next 20 to 25 years, especially around the Evergreen Line rapid transit line, opening in 2016. Part of the neighbourhood planning process is ensuring that community amenities, such as park space and recreational facilities are achieved as the neighbourhood grows.

Around 15,000-20,000 new residents are expected to call this area home by 2041, in addition to the 20,000 residents there today.

Complete information on the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Planning process is available at www.coquitlam.ca/blnp. Residents can also identify their land use preferences by completing an online survey, and they can also sign up to receive project updates via email at that same webpage.

The Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan builds on the Transit-Oriented Development Strategy (www.coquitlam.ca/tds) developed in 2012 to respond to a changing housing market, to guide new growth and to support the future Neighbourhood Plan updates.

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Media contacts:
Carl Johannsen
Manager, Community Planning
P: 604-927-3486

Andrew Merrill
Community Planner
P: 604-927-3416