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16 townhomes proposed to replace a Burke Mountain house

Coquitlam city council is expected to consider first reading tonight (July 10) of Noura Homes' rezoning bid for Baycrest Avenue.

An older home on the lower slopes of Burke Mountain may soon be razed.

Tonight (July 10), Coquitlam city council is expected to give first reading to the rezoning bid by Noura Homes to move the application to a public hearing.

The company wants to turn to the one-acre parcel in the Partington Creek neighbourhood — which slopes 12 m from the northeastern to the southwestern corners — at 3469 Baycrest Ave. to a 16-townhouse development over three buildings.

According to a report from Andrew Merrill, Coquitlam’s general manager of planning and development, most of the townhomes proposed would have three or four bedrooms, ranging in size from 1,521 to 2,097 sq. ft.

As well, each townhouse would have direct access to a private outdoor space as well as electric vehicle infrastructure for Level 2 charging.

If approved following the public hearing, the development would generate for the city:

  • $537,000 in development cost charges
  • $84,100 in community amenity contributions
  • $29,900 for the Child Care Reserve Fund

The existing single-family home was built in 1986 and the property was assessed this year for $6 million.