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Jul 28, 2014 Return to Headlines

Further Public Consultation for Proposed Land Use Re-Designation

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, Monday, July 21, 2014 – The City of Coquitlam will be conducting further public consultation before considering proposed land use re-designations of City-owned land within the Smiling Creek neighbourhood on Burke Mountain.

Under the current Neighbourhood Plan, the future land use for these parcels is designated as School / Park and Neighbourhood Park along with areas for townhomes and single family residential lots. 

Any re-designation for the future uses of this land requires Citywide Official Community Plan amendments to the Northeast Coquitlam Area Plan, the Smiling Creek Neighbourhood Plan and the Lower Hyde Creek Neighbourhood Plan.

Following a statutory Section 879 consultation process, the City received feedback from a number of residents and community organizations with regard to the proposal. As such, further public consultation was deemed necessary to explore possible revisions before Coquitlam Council considers the application. 

The City will be communicating opportunities for community input via local newspapers, the City website at www.coquitlam.ca/burkemtnlots and via social media channels.

In the meantime, the City will be starting roadwork construction to provide servicing infrastructure to the Partington Creek lands, in accordance with the current Smiling Creek and Partington Creek Neighbourhood Plans. This work is consistent with both of these neighbourhood plans and includes:

  • Extending Burke Village Promenade eastward from Riley Street to Mitchell Street;
  • Extending Gislason Avenue eastward from the Smiling Creek Bridge to Mitchell Street;
  • Construction of Mitchell Street from Gislason Avenue north to the extension of Burke Village Promenade; and
  • Construction of a sanitary sewer line from Gislason Avenue south to Victoria Drive along Mitchell Street.

For more information regarding the roadworks for the Partington Creek lands contact 604-927-3678 or skurrein@coquitlam.ca orvisit www.coquitlam.ca/roadwork.