​Major Projects

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What is a Major Project?

Major Project or "complex" buildings fall primarily within the scope of Part 3 of the BC Building Code.  Complex developments often require other development approvals prior to the building permit stage, and the construction of these projects are often overseen by registered professionals.  Examples of major projects are:

  • Mid - and high-rise residential building
  • Commercial, Industrial, Institutional building
  • Mixed-use building containing residential/commercial use
  • Townhouse / multi-family development
  • Tenant improvement to commercial building
  • Exterior alteration or addition to a commercial building
  • Facilities requiring Fire Code review
  • Racking
  • Spray Booth and other specialized use
  • Major Project Referral System

Major Projects are deemed complex and usually involve prior approvals from Council. Before a Building Permit application can be received, one or all of the following Development Planning approvals will be necessary:

  • Official Community Plan Amendment
  • Rezoning Amendment
  • Development Permit
  • Development Variance Permit
  • Subdivision Approval
  • Off-Site Servicing and Civil Works Agreements
  • Housing Affordability Agreement

If you have any questions about these approval processes, contact Development Services at 604 927-3430 or visit the Development Planning Counter at City Hall.

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  • Process for a Major Building Permit

  • Processing Time For Major Projects

  • General Drawing Requirements

  • Drawing Specifications

Building Permits Division

Planning and Development Department

3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam BC V3B 7N2
Email: permits@coquitlam.ca
Phone: 604-927-3441