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Mar 07, 2018 Return to Headlines

Share Ideas about City Centre’s Future by March 12

by Heather Escaravage |

COQUITLAM, BC, March 7, 2018 – People who live, work or spend time in Coquitlam City Centre are encouraged to share their ideas about its future by March 12, during the first phase of consultation. 

An online survey allows the public to take part in the first round of consultation for a major update of the City Centre Area Plan (CCAP), which guides the area’s future development. 

The arrival of SkyTrain in late 2016 brought with it new opportunities for City Centre, which is home to almost a quarter of Coquitlam’s population (31,000-plus people) and is increasingly a hub for both the community and region, thanks to its improved access, services, and amenities such as the award-winning Town Centre Park.

As Coquitlam revisits the 2008 CCAP, it is considering how City Centre could evolve into a lively regional business and cultural centre with more dense, mixed-use (such as apartments atop stores) and pedestrian-friendly development, and reflecting how people will want to live, work and spend their leisure time in the future.

People from Coquitlam, the Tri-Cities and beyond are invited to participate by:

  • Taking a five-minute online survey aon the CCAP webpage by March 12; 
  • Posting ideas and images on social media using the hashtag #mycitycentre; and 
  • Signing up for CCAP email updates on the CCAP webpage.

The CCAP update focuses on the transit-oriented development areas within walking distance (800 meters) of the Coquitlam Central, Lincoln and Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain stations and along the Barnet Highway in Coquitlam.

The first phase, from now to August, will consider City Centre’s character, strengths, aspirations and opportunities, to set the stage for future development and a distinct identity and brand for the area. Another round of extensive public consultation is set for later this spring.

During the next phase of the update, later in 2018, City staff will explore the public input, best practices, and up-and-coming development and employment trends as they develop a new draft plan and implementation strategy to present to Council in early 2019.

For more background or to take the survey, visit the CCAP webpage.

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Media contact:
Andrew Merrill 

Manager, Community Planning
City of Coquitlam
604-927-3416
amerrill@coquitlam.ca

 

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