COQUITLAM, B.C., April 7, 2021 – Coquitlam is seeking an operator for the first café on Burke Mountain, in a spot with some of the best views in town.
The City has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the café lease adjacent to the Burke Mountain Discovery Centre, now under construction and set to open this fall at the corner of David Avenue and Princeton Avenue – the gateway to the future village centre for the growing hillside community in Northeast Coquitlam.
The RFP, which closes May 6, is posted on the City’s Bid Opportunities webpage at www.coquitlam.ca/bid.
A Café with a View
The leased café site includes approximately 162 square metres (1,740 square feet) of indoor space and direct access to a 157 sq. m (1,685 sq. ft) outdoor patio, with seating and expansive views south toward the Fraser Valley and Pitt River.
The café is considered an integral feature of the Burke Mountain Discovery Centre, which will share information about the master-planned community, Burke Mountain Village, and serve as a gathering place for current and future residents, business owners, developers, construction workers and visitors to nearby trails and parks.
About 15,000 people currently live on Burke Mountain and hundreds of townhomes are under construction near the centre’s location. The area’s population is eventually expected to reach 50,000 when fully built out.
The single-storey centre is being designed in the West Coast Modern style with wood, glass and metal elements. It will also include about 145 sq. m (1,556 sq. ft) of presentation and meeting space, four unisex washrooms (two that are fully accessible), a six-spot bike rack and on-site parking for 13 vehicles, including EV charging stations.
The building will be a short stroll from the future 16-hectare (39-acre) Burke Mountain Village, with its 2,000 apartments and townhomes, community centre, schools, parks, a public plaza and 11,200 sq. m (120,000 sq. ft) of commercial space, including shops, restaurants and a grocery store.
The video The Peak of Natural Living and other information about the village can be found at www.burkevillage.ca. Information about the Northeast Community Centre, anticipated to be open by 2026 with a variety of programs and uses, is at www.coquitlam.ca/necc.
About Burke Mountain Village
Burke Mountain Village will be a unique regional destination and the social and commercial heart of the growing master-planned community of Burke Mountain in Northeast Coquitlam, currently home to about 15,000 people. The 16-hectare (39-acre) village will feature 11,200 square metres (120,000 square feet) of commercial space – including a grocery store, shops and restaurants – along with a public plaza, community centre, 2,000-plus apartments and townhomes, panoramic views, and easy access to nearby trails, parks and schools, as well as proximity to transit, including SkyTrain and commuter rail. Formerly known as the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre, Burke Mountain Village is anticipated to begin development within the next several years. Visit www.burkevillage.ca for information.
Manager, Land Development
City of Coquitlam