Port Coquitlam advances townhouse development

Council was enthusiastic about the Manning Avenue project
An image of the proposed new townhouse on Manning Avenue. Image via City of Port Coquitlam.

A proposed multi-unit townhouse development earmarked for a vacant lot in Port Coquitlam moved one step closer to becoming a reality. 

At a July 4 committee of council meeting, Port Coquitlam council unanimously supported an application for a two-and-a half storey, three-unit townhouse at 1541 Manning Avenue — located less than half a block west of Coast Meridian Road. 

The project still requires a rezoning at a future council meeting.


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The property was previously defined as a “Residential Single Dwelling.” But last year, a single residential house on the land was demolished to make way for a future development. 

The project includes a two four-bedroom townhouses as well as a three-bedroom townhouse. The units range from 2,300 to 2,400 square feet, according to Port Coquitlam planner Graeme Muir.

Mayor Brad West applauded the development plans after Port Coquitlam council approved the motion. 

“I think it’s a great form of housing, looks excellent, love to see it, and need more of it,” he stated.

Coun. Darrell Penner also heaped praise on the architecture designs, and the company’s plans to use aluminum siding as part of the construction process.

The application included two “minor variances” — features that don’t comply within the zoning by-law — to council: setbacks to the interior side yard to allow for windows in the stairwell and a slight increase of parking spaces dedicated to small cars.

A map of where the new townhouse would be built. Image via City of Port Coquitlam.

Muir stated that the building would include vehicle access from the rear lane. Two of the three units would have a detached garage and the third unit is slated to have tandem parking on parking pads. 

An additional visitor parking stall, plants, and a garbage disposal system have all also been included in the development plans. 

“The landscape plan includes a mix of trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers,” Muir stated. “Garbage and recycling has also been provided within enclosed structures.” 

Farco Construction Ltd. owns the land and proposed the new townhouse development. 


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