Buchanan Square

About Buchanan Square

Located on Burlington Drive next to Coquitlam City Hall, Buchanan Square is a large 0.72 acre public open space consisting of an upper-level and lower-level outdoor plaza above a parkade.  This plaza is an important public interface between City Hall and the Coquitlam RCMP building.

Infrastructure Upgrades Needed

The lower-level of the Buchanan Square plaza also doubles as the roof of the parkade below, which is now nearly 23 years old. The waterproofing membrane originally installed over the concrete parkade roof has a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years, and there have been numerous leaks and localized repairs over the last five years, making a number of parking stalls in the area unusable.

With the necessary repairs to the lower plaza, the City is exploring options to enhance and improve the square as the membrane is replaced to create a more usable and engaging public space.

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