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Coquitlam residents will get a chance to weigh in on the development of a Burke Mountain neighbourhood during an open house next week.   - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
Coquitlam residents will get a chance to weigh in on the development of a Burke Mountain neighbourhood during an open house next week.
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Coquitlam residents will get a chance to weigh in on the development of a Burke Mountain neighbourhood during an open house next week.

The Partington Creek Neighbourhood Plan reached a new milestone with the drafting of an integrated watershed management plan, which will be presented to the public next Tuesday.

The neighbourhood plan will guide the city in making land use plans for the northeast Coquitlam neighbourhood for the next 25 years and define the type and location of housing and commercial buildings. The document is also expected to identify natural and recreation areas and outline pedestrian and cycling networks.

Partington Creek encompasses the area on either side of Victoria Drive bumping up against Pinecone Burke Mountain Park in the north, Minnekhada Regional Park to the east the city of Port Coquitlam to the south.

Planners will look to address issues concerning the conservation of ecological integrity and plan for a sustainable, mixed-use neighbourhood centre. Plans will also be included for needed community facilities.

Those who wish to attend the open house are invited to Leigh elementary school (1230 Soball Rd.) between 5 and 9 p.m. June 21.

• For more information on the project call Coquitlam community planner Andrew Young at 604-927-3400 or the manager of utility programs, Dana Soong, at 604-927-6207. Those who are interested in the plan can also visit www.coquitlam.ca/partington.

gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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