Housing Choices Program

Program Overview

The primary goal of the Housing Choices Program is to provide new small-scale, ground-oriented housing options for varying household types and income levels in some residential areas of Southwest Coquitlam.  This is achieved through a range of attached and detached housing types (garden cottages, carriage houses, narrow-lot single-family, duplexes, triplexes, and quadruplexes), accommodating up to four dwelling units per lot.  The Housing Choices Program is implemented through the Neighbourhood Attached Residential (NAR) land use designation and the RT-1 and RT-3 zones.

From the initial Housing Choices Program adoption in early 2011 to the end of 2016, 98 Housing Choices projects (creating 194 units) were approved.

To see if you qualify for a Housing Choices project on your property and to learn more about the housing options, have a look at the Housing Choices Opportunity Areas map as well as the Housing Choices Summary Guide, and Development Permit Guidelines (links below).

If you are interested in building a Housing Choices project, please visit QtheMap to check your land use and zoning to see if you’re eligible. Then visit coquitlam.ca/development to learn about Rezoning and Development Permit applications.

Housing Choices Review - The City is currently conducting a review of the Housing Choices Program, beginning in mid-2017 and anticipated to be completed by early 2019. For more information, please visit the Housing Choices Review webpage.

Planning & Development Department

Email: planninganddevelopment@coquitlam.ca 
Phone: 604-927-3430