Special Plans & Projects

Plans in Progress

An Area Plan is a high-level, general framework to guide future land use and servicing for a large area of the City. Area Plans also establish a framework to develop and support individual Neighbourhood Plans nestled within the Area Plan.

Cannabis Legalization Framework

In anticipation of the federal legislation related to non-medical cannabis, the City of Coquitlam will be developing a “Cannabis Legalization Framework”, identified as a priority on the 2018 Business Plan.

City Centre Area Plan Update

The City of Coquitlam is updating the existing 2008 City Centre Area Plan (CCAP) to look at creating higher densities, mixed use, and pedestrian-friendly development along the Evergreen Line stations in City Centre.

Commercial Zones Review

Coquitlam is reviewing its commercial zones to make regulations more flexible for the business community and to respond to the changing needs of commercial businesses. 

Heritage Management Strategy

The City of Coquitlam is developing an overarching and comprehensive framework to guide the assessment and preservation of heritage resources, both built and natural. The Strategy will help to refine the vision for heritage conservation in the City and identify the tools available to realize that vision.

Oakdale Land Use Designation Update

The proposed Oakdale Land Use Designation Update will help guide development in the Oakdale neighbourhood for the next 25 years. 

Streamside Protection and Enhancement Areas

The City of Coquitlam is exploring a new approach to tree management within and adjacent to Streamside Protection and Enhancement Areas (SPEAs). Recent severe weather events involving hazardous trees falling have highlighted the need to review the City’s approach to tree management in these areas.



Recently Completed Plans

Austin Heights Neighbourhood Centre Density ​​& Height Review (Completed 2017)

Proposed changes to the Austin Heights Neighbourhood Centre policies will help provide improved clarity around building heights in the Neighbourhood Centre.

Burke Mountain Updates

The City of Coquitlam recognizes that Burke Mountain residents, and the community-at-large, have a strong interest in the many different projects and initiatives underway and planned for northeast Coquitlam.

Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan Update (Completed 2017)

The City is updating the Official Community Plan for Burquitlam and Lougheed to shape transit-oriented development around Evergreen Line stations and to ensure these neighbourhoods evolve in a way that reflects community needs and builds on this major transit investment.

Housing Affordability Strategy (Completed 2015)

The City is currently working to implement the ten short-term, high-priority actions from the Housing Affordability Strategy. 

Interface Wildfire Mitigation Strategy (Complated 2013)

Interface wildfire mitigation policies have been included in the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Plan, to help reduce the risk of property damage if interface wildfires occur. Interface wildfires occur at the interface between urban and forested areas, and some have destroyed homes and required evacuations.

Maillardville Neighbourhood Plan Update (Completed 2014)

The Maillardville Neighbourhood Plan provides a blueprint to guide development growth and reinvestment in Maillardville while preserving the neighbourhood historic character.

Northwest Burke Vision (Completed 2017)

The NBV will provide a high-level land use and servicing concept, and a phasing plan that will guide future planning and development over the long term for the last Burke Mountain growth area.

Burke Mountain Updates

Partington Creek Neighbourhood Plan (Completed 2013)

The Neighbourhood Plan for Partington Creek outlines a vision for The Heart of Burke Mountain!

Transit-Oriented Development Strategy (Completed 2012)

The Transit-Oriented Development Strategy (TDS) helps capitalize on opportunities related to the Evergreen Line and address any potential impacts. The TDS helps the City, businesses, residents and the development industry plan for the future.