Yes, if your property is within the Laval Square or Allard-LeBleu DP area shown here, there are enhanced design guidelines in Section 4.1.2 of the Design Guidelines found here in Part 4 of the Citywide Official Community Plan.
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A triplex or fourplex requires a “Form & Character” Development Permit (DP) which can be approved by the General Manager of Planning and Development and is not required to be brought to Council for approval.
Coquitlam has one Development Application Form (PDF) that is used for all types of applications. For a triplex or fourplex, choose the DP, “Form & Character Delegated” on the Development Application Form.
If you have trees on or near your property an arborist report is required to be submitted with your Development Permit Application package. Your Landscape Plan and Site Plan will need to reflect any tree protection (no disturbance) areas as detailed in the arborist report.
All triplex and fourplex projects need to meet the standards of design for new development, as required by the Development Permit (DP) Design Guidelines criteria.
You will need to apply for a DP and the project design must meet the Design Guidelines (PDF) criteria to receive City approval of the DP. Once approved, a DP notice is registered on the title of the property as the property owner and the City have legally agreed that the project, as it is designed in the DP, is ready for a Building Permit application.
In addition to the Design Guidelines criteria, any project must meet the City’s Bylaws, including the Zoning Bylaw.