How is this development different than Coquitlam’s existing density around transit?

Coquitlam has had a Transit-Oriented Development Strategy (PDF) for over 10 years, aimed at insuring new development around rapid transit supported higher density, was pedestrian friendly, and had a mix of land uses (e.g. retail, residential, parks) to ensure people could live, work and play close to high quality transit service. 

The new density mandated by the Province, means that there will be higher density in some areas near SkyTrain where it had not been before. And some areas that were previously identified for townhouses will now allow apartments. 

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1. What is a Transit-Oriented Area?
2. What type of development is allowed in Transit-Oriented Areas through the new provincial housing legislation?
3. How is this development different than Coquitlam’s existing density around transit?
4. What are the parking requirements for developments in Transit-Oriented Areas?
5. Does the City have the authority to exclude or exempt properties and/or neighbourhoods near Skytrain stations that are part of a Transit-Oriented Area?
6. Which Transit-Oriented Area tier is my property located in?
7. Will the City change the zoning for all properties within the Transit-Oriented Areas (i.e. “pre-zone” all properties within Transit-Oriented Areas)?
8. What are the zoning requirements for properties located in Transit-Oriented Areas?
9. My property is located very close to a Transit-Oriented Area boundary. Is it possible to adjust the boundary to either include or exclude my property?
10. Can I do a land assembly with some properties in Transit-Oriented Areas and some that are not?
11. Do the allowances for Small-Scale Multi-Unit Housing apply within Transit-Oriented Areas?
12. What is the timeline for the implementation of the Transit-Oriented Areas?