Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan Update

Plan Update Status

On May 1, 2017, Coquitlam Council gave first reading to the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan (BLNP) that will guide growth in the neighbourhoods near North and Clarke Roads over the next 20 to 25 years. The plan envisions walkable, complete and transit-oriented neighbourhoods that feature a mix of housing types and access to shopping, jobs and amenities.

The plan embodies the priorities and values of the area’s approximately 20,000 residents and 370 businesses, captured in an extensive consultation process that included seven open houses, three online surveys, a public advisory group, stakeholder meetings, a website, video, social media, direct mail and other outreach.  In all, there were more than 4,700 face-to-face contacts, submissions, letters and meeting attendance.

Throughout the plan development, the overarching intent has been to maintain the quality of life of existing residents while managing growth and change. Up to 9,000-10,000 new homes are anticipated in the area over the next 20 to 25 years, roughly a doubling of the current homes.  The plan identifies the infrastructure, services and facilities necessary to support the anticipated growth, while calling for a mix of housing types. Higher-density high-rise development will be centred around the SkyTrain stations and along the North Road transit corridor, giving way to medium-density homes (such as townhouses, row homes and 4-plexes) and single-family homes further away.

Area residents, businesses and stakeholders will have one more opportunity to comment on the draft plan and the related bylaw changes at the Public Hearing on June 26, 2017 7:00 p.m. in the Council chambers.

 
Draft Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan

Draft BLNP - How We Got Here

Please watch this video (4:44 mins) that explains the process we undertook to develop the Draft BLNP. We have participated in more than 2000 interactions with the public including community information meetings, online surveys, comment forms, social media, in person, by phone and email. Your opinions matter now as we present the Draft BLNP, so please watch this video and take our online survey to tell us what you think.



Background

The draft BLNP builds on key learnings from previous neighbourhood planning processes, and includes new policy directions that recognize the influence of the Evergreen Line on shaping future growth, provide improved land use certainty within Burquitlam-Lougheed neighbourhoods, and include land uses that accommodate a range of development forms and residential types that transition out from the Evergreen Line. 

A key Plan enhancement involves more robust urban design policy (Section 4) to ensure new development has a high-degree of architectural excellence that recognizes/capitalizes on ‘landmark’ sites, is walkable and transit supportive, and enhances neighbourhood character with active ground-floors, human-scale design and public open spaces and plazas.

All the background project documents as well as Phase 1, 2 and 3 project materials, and Reports to Council are available on this webpage below on the Related Documents and Links drop-down menu.

Stay Connected

Stay up-to-date on the project by subscribing to Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan (BLNP) email updates: click here

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For more information, please contact:

Planning & Development Department

Email: planninganddevelopment@coquitlam.ca
Phone: 604-927-3430