Commercial Zones Review

City Council adopted bylaw amendments to implement the recommendations of the Commercial Zones Review on July 6, 2020. These bylaw amendments are now in effect. You may review the report to Council or watch a recording of the Council meeting online here.

  1. Background
  2. Approved Changes
  3. Purpose of the Commercial Zones Review
  4. FAQs
  5. Related Documents

The City initiated the Commercial Zones Review to make commercial zoning regulations

  • more flexible for users;
  • more user-friendly;
  • easier to administer; and
  • more responsive to the changing needs of Coquitlam’s business community.

The City’s Zoning Bylaw has 13 commercial zones that permit a wide variety of commercial uses across Coquitlam. These uses range from local shops in residential areas, to large-scale retail and service stations in vehicle-oriented areas, to offices and restaurants in higher density pedestrian- and transit-oriented areas.

View the summary graphic about the Commercial Zones Review (PDF) and the approved changes.