PHASE 1

Coquitlam Centre is ready to grow! 

Starting with a 16-acre parcel in the northeast corner, and working towards the creation of a vibrant regional urban centre through a phased approach over the next 60+ years.

Context

The Phase 1 area is adjacent to Lincoln SkyTrain Station and includes the former Sears site (currently vacant), the east parking lot and two parcels on the northeast corner of the site.

The property currently permits commercial uses only. To create a transit-oriented mixed-use neighbourhood, Morguard must submit a series of applications to the City of Coquitlam:

  • Official Community Plan amendment application
  • Rezoning application
  • Subdivision application

PHASE 1 CONTEXT MAP

PHASE 1 OCP AMENDMENT, REZONING & SUBDIVISION

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAND USE VS. ZONING?

Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment application

An OCP Amendment application is a request to change the land use. Morguard is applying to change the land use designation in this area from General Commercial (which only allows commercial uses, such as the existing shopping centre) to City Centre Commercial to allow higher density mix-use development in line with the Morguard’s and the City’s aspirations for a vibrant downtown. This application requires changing the Official Community Plan (OCP).

Rezoning application

Zoning prescribes what types of buildings and specific uses are allowed in a land use area. Morguard is applying to change the zoning from C-2 (General Commercial) to C-4 (City Centre Commercial) to reflect the proposed new land use designation (through the OCP Amendment application). The new C-4 zoning is the same as adjacent developments on Glen Drive and The High Street, and emphasizes a range of housing, commercial and retail uses with vibrant and active ground floor frontage throughout.

Subdivision application

Subdivision is the process of segregating one parcel of property from another parcel. To proceed with a logical phased development over time, Morguard is looking to separate this Phase 1 area from the rest of the Coquitlam Centre site. The OCP Amendment and Rezoning applications apply to this Phase 1 area.

Phase 1 Process

The Phase 1 process is anticipated to take 8-10 months, with an estimated approval for OCP amendment and rezoning by Coquitlam City Council in summer 2019.

Development will occur on a phased basis subject to market demand. Each block within Phase 1 will include a Development Permit process, subject to City of Coquitlam Council approval before construction starts. As Phase 1 will build out based on market demand, it is not currently known when construction will be completed.

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