The City of Coquitlam, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and Concert Properties are moving forward with a three-party partnership that will deliver a YMCA and more than double the size of Cottonwood Park in the Burquitlam area of Coquitlam.
The project includes:
A 55,000-square-foot YMCA with an indoor pool, gym, fitness studios and equipment, multi-purpose space, child minding, a family development centre and other amenities
A 3,700-square-foot Community Policing Station
A 229-stall underground parkade, including 115 stalls for the YMCA, 76 for the Park-and-Ride, 31 shared by the Park-and-Ride and rental housing visitors, and seven for the Community Policing Station
1.4 acres of public open space, including the new redesigned Burquitlam Park
Transportation improvements such as new multi-use paths and an upgraded and realigned Emerson Street
Residential rental and strata towers developed by Concert Properties, with up to 100 non-market rental suites operated in partnership with 43 Housing Society
The project will also see nearby Cottonwood Park almost double in size to just over four acres, with enhancements such as a combined ball diamond and sports field, a multi-sport court and outdoor games tables. Park construction is set to start in Spring 2020 and be completed by Spring 2021.
Timing & Next Steps
The planned construction schedule is:
December 2019: Burquitlam Park site fencing and site preparation, including clearing of park amenities and vegetation
January/February 2020: Start of excavation
Spring 2021: Cottonwood Park expansion completed
Fall of 2022: Construction of YMCA, Community Police Station and Park-and-Ride completed
2023: Construction of rental housing and portion of Burquitlam Park completed
The southern portion of the new Burquitlam Park will open to the public when the YMCA is completed. The park will be completed with the development of the strata tower, which will depend on market conditions.