Large Homes Review

Coquitlam is reviewing the RS-1 (One-Family Residential) zone regulations to potentially address concerns about the size of new single-family homes being built in Southwest Coquitlam.

Most of Coquitlam’s single-family homes in those neighbourhoods (i.e. Austin Heights, Burquitlam-Lougheed, Harbour-Chines, Ranch Park and Maillardville) fall under the RS-1 One-Family Residential zone. Many homes that are subject to this zoning in older neighbourhoods are relatively modest in size, and are well below the maximum density allowed.

In contrast, many new homes are built close to, or meet, the maximum density allowed which includes larger square footage, higher rooflines, smaller setbacks and often also a basement suite.

Community Information Session

On May 12, 2015 the City held an information session to display proposed options to help guide development of single-family homes, and hear your feedback.

Community Planning

Phone: 604-927-3400