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Another 16 townhomes for Baycrest enclave on Coquitlam's Burke Mountain

Noura Homes recently earned second and third rezoning readings from Coquitlam city council to build the units.

Another 16 townhomes are planned for a rapidly expanding neighbourhood on Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain.

Last month, Noura Homes got second and third rezoning readings from city council to build the units, in three blocks, at 3469 Baycrest Ave. — a lot that slopes 12 m from top to bottom, city staff say.

Council OK'd the bid without comment; Coun. Brent Asmundson was not at the July 31 vote that followed a public hearing.

City staff say the development on the 43,763 sq-ft. lot south of Gislason Avenue will have townhomes with two to four bedrooms each, and all units will have direct access to a private outdoor space of 398 sq. ft.

A total of 38 trees will be planted on- and off-site; Noura will also be required to build the southern side of Gislason Avenue along the northern lot line.

Asked by Coun. Matt Djonlic about the current narrowing of the road at the Mitchell and Gislason, Jaime Boan, Coquitlam's general manager of engineering and public works, said a sign will go up to alert commuters to the pinch point.

The road will ultimately be corrected when the lot to the west is developed, he told council.

Located in the Partington Creek neighbourhood, the Baycrest property is surrounded by four active developments:

  • 3476 Baycrest Ave. for a 16-unit multiplex (Blue Bell Investments)
  • 3483 Forst Ave. for an eight-unit multiplex (Morningsun Homes)
  • 1230 Mitchell St. for a 16-unit multiplex (Morningsun Homes)
  • 3489 Baycrest Ave. for a townhouse project (now under construction)

As well, the City of Coquitlam is planning the nearby Burke Mountain Village, the commercial core for Burke Mountain that will include a $152-million recreation centre and surrounding housing.

Once approved, the Noura bid will generate for the city:

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