Coquitlam council approves three projects north of Burquitlam

Three-storey townhouse. images supplied

A single-family neighbourhood just west of Clarke Road in Coquitlam is about to get a lot denser.

Coquitlam council unanimously advanced three projects Monday, setting the stage to replace 14 single-family houses with a total of 266 townhouses and apartments in the neighbourhood north of Burquitlam at Harrison and Kemsley avenues.

The first development to win approval was a three-storey, 42-unit stacked townhouse building on three lots in the 600-block of Harrison Avenue.

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If approved, the developer will be on the hook for a $38,000 contribution to the city’s child care fund as well as $274,000 in amenity contributions and development cost charges.

The project is set to include 53 parking spots.

Coun. Robert Mazzarollo excused himself from discussion, citing a possible conflict of interest given that he has family who owns property in close proximity to the site.

A 79-unit apartment building.

Next up was a six-storey, 79-unit apartment on the 600-block of Harrison and Kemsley avenues which would replace four single-family homes.

The project includes 11 three-bedroom units.

If approved, the developer will pay the city approximately $1.246 million. That sum includes$88,000 for transportation demand management and $66,000 for the city’s child care fund.

A six-storey, 145-unit development.

Finally, council advanced six-storey apartments on the 600-blocks of Harrison and Kemsley avenues.

The development, which would replace seven single-family houses, comprises 145 units in a U-shaped building.

The project includes 67 two-bedroom units (38 of which have dens) and 18 three-bedroom units.

If it wins final approval, the developer will be slated to pay the city approximately $2.39 million including $162,400 for transportation demand management and $126,000 for the city’s child care fund.

Each project requires one more formal vote from council before construction can begin.

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