Midrise development set to add $200K to PoCo’s parking fund

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Two houses just south of the Port Coquitlam Community Centre are set to get turned into a six-storey, 38-unit apartment building, following a unanimous vote from Port Coquitlam council Dec. 6.

Council praised the appearance of the project, which is set to span four parcels on the 2400-block of Mary Hill Road near Kelly Avenue.

Apartments are set to range in size from a 462-square foot one-bedroom unit to 1,313 square feet for three-bedroom units.

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Breakdown

  • One-bedroom units: 15
  • Two-bedroom units: 21 (including eight with a den)
  • Three-bedroom units: 2

All 15 trees on site are set to be removed. The trees are: “either in poor health or directly impacted by the redevelopment,” according to a city staff report.

The applicant, Farzin Yadegari, is planning to plant eight replacement trees and to pay a total of $3,500 for the seven trees that would be lost from the site, which is located in the city’s floodplain.

The project includes one level of underground parking and one level of above ground parking, totalling 54 parking spots.

The project is set to include 54 parking stalls – five fewer than required by the city – spread between one underground level and one above-ground parking level. The applicant is set to pay a total of $200,000 to the city for the five missing parking spots. That money is set to go into the city’s fund for downtown parking improvements.

The project is also set to involve a new pathway along Mary Hill and Kelly as well as some roadwork and new lighting.

Kingsway development gets one-year extension

They approved it once and on Tuesday they approved it twice.

After running into a series of delays, a development earmarked for three lots on Burleigh and Kingsway avenues was back in council chambers Dec. 6.

Council unanimously approved granting a one-year extension for the five-storey, 46-unit project, situated at the old PoCo Appliances shop.

Council approved the rezoning in June 2021. However, the developer reported that working through the “extensive” list of conditions associated with the rezoning is taking longer than expected. The applicant is currently working with city staff to finish the plans for the closure and sale of a city-owned lane, as well as “off-site works,” according to a city staff report.

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