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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Help Shape the Future of the Hazel-Coy Neighbourhood

Conceptual drawing for future Hazel-Coy neighbourhood

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 10, 2021  Share your feedback on the future of the Hazel-Coy Neighbourhood in northeast Coquitlam by taking part in an online engagement session this month.

Following early engagement with Hazel-Coy area residents, property owners and other directly-affected stakeholders, the project is ready to move to a public engagement phase to collect input that will help shape the draft neighbourhood plan and policies in the coming months.

How to Get Involved

There are a number of ways to get involved and share your feedback:

  • Attend a virtual information session: 
    1. Saturday, June 26 from 10:30 a.m. – noon
    2. Tuesday, June 29 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

All sessions take place over Zoom. For information or to register, visit www.letstalkcoquitlam.ca/hazelcoy. 

Staff will use the input received to help develop the policies and the neighbourhood plan.

Youth Engagement Opportunity

Given the long-term nature of this planning process, and with youth in the community having expressed an interest in the project, the planning team is also hosting an engagement opportunity tailored for youth aged 14-19 on Thursday, June 17 from 4 – 5 p.m. via Zoom. For information or to register, visit www.letstalkcoquitlam.ca/hazelcoy. Youth who participate in the session will be eligible for volunteer credit hours.

About the Hazel-Coy Neighbourhood

Located in northeast Coquitlam, Hazel-Coy will be Burke Mountain’s fifth neighbourhood, following Lower Hyde Creek, Upper Hyde Creek, Smiling Creek and Partington Creek. 

About 70 hectares (175 acres) in size, Hazel-Coy’s serpentine shape meanders up the middle of the Northwest Burke area and is bounded by Hyde Creek to the south and east, the sloped Coquitlam River escarpment to the west, and a Provincial Park to the north. An estimated 40 hectares (100 acres) of the land may be suitable for development.

The Hazel-Coy neighbourhood plan will build on the Northwest Burke Vision (NBV), adopted in 2017 to guide growth in the 400-hectare (980-acre) area over the next three decades. The NBV’s concept for Hazel-Coy calls for a potential total of 950 homes – both single detached and townhouses – along with a small neighbourhood hub, a school and connections to natural areas, trails, playgrounds and parks. About 2,750 people will live in the neighbourhood.

The neighbourhood plan will set out policies that define what may be built and where and the new infrastructure required to service the area, including an extension of Oxford Street, upgraded Hyde Creek crossing and a water reservoir for the higher elevations.   

The plan will recognize Hazel-Coy’s natural amenities and history while maximizing its views, minimizing retaining walls and finding ways to work with its steep topography.

Next Steps for Hazel-Coy Neighbourhood Plan

The Hazel-Coy neighbourhood planning process will roll out in four phases:

  • Phase 1 – Winter/spring 2021: Research, analysis and introductory engagement with directly-affected stakeholders.
  • Phase 2 (current phase) – Summer/fall 2021: Broad public engagement to share findings from the first phase and collect input to confirm the plan’s direction.
  • Phase 3 – Fall 2021 to spring 2022: Development of draft plan and policies.
  • Phase 4 – Spring to fall 2022: Development of final neighbourhood plan, including an implementation plan.

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Media contact:
Genevieve Bucher
Manager, Community Planning
City of Coquitlam
604-927-3490
gbucher@coquitlam.ca

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