COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021 – Now is the time for Coquitlam residents to connect, learn more and engage as the City launches its next round of community engagement for the future Northeast Community Centre.
Prior to finalizing the building plan for the community centre in early 2022, the City is sharing the draft plans as guided by public input and industry experts, and is seeking community feedback to help inform next steps, including the amenities that will be included in this new facility.
Community Input and Planning Creates Vision for Community Centre
After extensive planning and community engagement, the City has created a draft plan for the Northeast Community Centre. This community hub will be a place for connection and a space for all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Targeted to open in 2026, the new facility will include a wide range of services including aquatics, gymnasiums, fitness, library and community space.
This new 80,000 sq. ft. multi-use community centre will be located in the growing neighbourhood of Burke Mountain in a central location within the future Burke Mountain Village, and positioned to capture the site’s amazing views to the south over the city to distant mountain ranges. View the site plan.
Funded through development contributions and potential grants, construction is expected to cost $115 million for the community centre and $12 million for the adjacent park and plaza.
Join the Conversation
The City is committed to continuing to engage the community and stakeholders throughout the planning process to ensure the centre reflects the current and future needs of all residents of the City of Coquitlam.
There are many ways to participate and join the conversation to help shape this future community facility:
- Share your perspective by taking an online survey at https://letstalkcoquitlam.ca/necc from Dec. 7, 2021 to Jan. 14, 2022
- Sign up at http://letstalkcoquitlam.ca/necc to participate in a virtual information session hosted on Zoom on either:
- Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 1:30 - 3 p.m.
- Join us at the new Burke Mountain Discovery Centre (3537 Princeton Ave.) on the following dates and times for a cup of coffee and to gain project information.
- Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 11, from 1 -3 p.m.
- Visit the project webpage at https://letstalkcoquitlam.ca/necc for information, to watch the project video, subscribe to project updates or to ask questions of City staff.
Following this round of public engagement, staff will report back to Council in early 2022 to finalize next steps, including financing and the procurement process.
Stay Up to Date
For more information on the NECC project, including future opportunities to share your input, visit www.coquitlam.ca/necc.
Those interested in development on Burke Mountain can find information on www.coquitlam.ca/burkemtn or sign up for Burke Mountain updates at www.coquitlam.ca/notifyme.
About Burke Mountain Village
Burke Mountain Village will be a unique regional destination, and the social and commercial heart of the fast-growing master planned community of Burke Mountain in Northeast Coquitlam.
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, Recreation & Culture Facilities Planning