Southwest Housing Review

A scope and process for the Southwest Housing Review (SWHR) was approved by Council on June 22, 2020. The SWHR supports more affordable housing options in Southwest Coquitlam through a comprehensive multi-year planning effort with four work streams:

  • Examining neighbourhood pockets where residents have come forward requesting a review of Southwest Coquitlam Area Plan (SWCAP) land-use designation of their neighbourhood
  • Developing a Corridor Development Strategy (CDS) for key arterial streets
  • Exploring the potential expansion of the recently updated Housing Choices Program into other areas of Southwest Coquitlam
  • Reviewing infill housing options in single-family areas to further address the policy directions in the SWCAP

Southwest Housing Review Timeline

Phase 1 - 2020 (complete)

Phase 2 – 2021 (current phase)

  • Early Neighbourhood Pockets

Phase 3 - 2021

  • Corridor Development Strategy vision, principles and concepts

Phase 4 - 2022

  • Draft Corridor Development Strategy
  • Remaining Neighbourhood Pockets

Phase 5 - 2022

  • Housing Choices & Detached Housing Alternatives

Each phase will include opportunities for public input. Those opportunities will be posted to the Southwest Housing Review public engagement page. We are currently working through Phase 2 of the project, which involves reviewing proposed land use concepts for the three neighbourhood pockets located within the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan area: Guilby-Grayson, Miller-Grant and Whiting-Appian. Be sure to attend an information survey or complete a survey between June 14 and July 5, 2021 by visiting the public engagement page.

Additional Information

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