Coquitlam advances nearly 1,400 units in fast-paced meeting

Condos, stratas, townhouses and below-market rentals all on the docket

In a span of approximately 24 minutes, Coquitlam council approved or advanced 1,399 units of housing with a series of unanimous votes Monday evening.

From Burquitlam to Burke Mountain to Lougheed Highway, housing types ranged from townhouses to condos to strata units to below-market rental.

The big guys

This 538-unit development received third reading Monday. image supplied

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The night’s biggest development was a 563-unit project spanning four lots and featuring two towers measuring 29 and 25 storeys.

Slightly smaller in stature was the 538-unit development earmarked for two lots on North Road and Whiting Way. Council granted the project third reading Monday.

Perched over a commercial podium, the project is set to feature a 45-storey market condo tower and an 18-storey rental tower.

The development features 134 market rental units and another 20 units of which would be offered at 25 percent market rental rates.

The project needs one more vote before building can begin.

Heading for a hearing

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A 201-unit development earmarked for six lots split between Como Lake Avenue and Robinson Street is heading for a public hearing following a unanimous vote Monday.

The project consists of two six storey buildings: a 92-unit market condo mid-rise with 51 one-bedroom units and a 109-unit market rental building with 64 studio and one-bedroom units. There are 11 three-bedroom units in each building.

The project also includes 22 adaptable units.

If approved, the project is expected to generate approximately $2.6 million for the city in development cost charges and community amenity contributions.

Dirty deeds forgiven

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After council made the unusual move to delay the project due to the site looking like a ‘dumping ground’ last December, a 50-unit townhouse project arrayed over six lots on Grover and Regan avenues was back on the docket Monday.

Mayor Richard Stewart lauded the applicant for swiftly remedying the ‘dumping ground’ situation.

“I actually swung by the project on my way home and some of it had already been done,” he noted Monday.

Council gave first reading to the project Monday, sending it to a public hearing. If approved, the three-storey, five-building strata would replace six single-family homes.

The development is expected to generate approximately $765,000 for the city in development cost charges and community amenity contributions.

Our town(houses)

Council gave final approval to allow for 24 townhouses to be built in four buildings at 3489 Baycrest Avenue.

The project is expected to generate $733,300 for the city via development cost charges and community amenity contributions.

A 23-unit stacked townhouse development spanning three lots on Lea Avenue is also headed for public hearing.

Approximately 30 trees would have to be chopped down to make way for the project. The applicant has proposed 19 replacement trees.

If approved, the project would replace a single-family house and a duplex and would generate approximately $439,000 for the city through development cost charges and community amenity contributions.


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