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Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan Land Use Options Survey Extended Until December 31

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, Tuesday, December 15, 2015 – To help support the high-level of public interest in the Burquitlam Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan land use concepts , the City has extended the online survey deadline to December 31, 2015.

Residents, businesses and stakeholders are encouraged to visit the project webpage at www.coquitlam.ca/BLNP to review the presentation panels and maps and to complete the online survey.

The City of Coquitlam is halfway through the Burquitlam-Lougheed neighbourhood planning process and held two information sessions for Phase 2 of the Neighbourhood Plan update process in November 2015.  

The Phase 2 Information Sessions and land use options survey are part of a three phase planning process spanning approximately 24 months:
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 consultation to date for this project has been the most extensive undertaken by a planning project by the City of Coquitlam.

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 2017. 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.

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
604-927-3486

Andrew Merrill
Major Project Planner
604-927-3416