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).
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 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.