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Final phase of Port Coquitlam's largest downtown development will be rental homes

Here's what's going up at the corner of Mary Hill Road and Kelly Avenue if Port Coquitlam approves a development permit for the final phase of Montrose Square.
Montrose Square Port Coquitlam
Quantum Properties is seeking approval for the fourth and final phase of its Montrose Square development.

A new rental apartment will soon be constructed close to the Port Coquitlam Community Centre.

Quantum Properties is seeking approval for the final phase of Montrose Square. a master-planned community, that has been rising with homes, shops, services and a café.

On Tuesday (Feb. 7), the company is seeking Port Coquitlam council approval for the final phase — a five-storey apartment with 52 rental units atop one-and-a- half levels of parking.

The project is located at 2388 Mary Hill Rd. and will include:

  • 13 studios
  • 21 one-bedroom
  • Five two-bedroom
  • Three three-bedroom homes.

The rental apartments will vary in size from 470 sq. ft. to 1,023 sq. ft., with the main resident pedestrian entrance at the corner of Mary Hill Road and Kelly Avenue.

Cars can access the underground and first-floor parking from the rear lane.

While the project is heralded in a council report for its heritage-style design, the developer is seeking a variance to allow balconies to project into the side-yard to provide more living space.

Variance for bigger patios

However, the variance isn't expected to create issues for nearby properties.

Montrose Square currently includes 353 apartments and 11 live/work units in four six-storey buildings, with the live/work units facing Terry Fox Plaza.

The third phase, currently under construction, includes 56 seniors-oriented apartments and a small restaurant/café located on the northeast corner of Kelly Avenue and Mary Hill Road.

If approved and constructed, the final phase will mark the conclusion of a lengthy development that began with public consultation in 2017, according to the city.

Currently, the property houses the Montrose Square sales centre and two trees, which will have to be removed to make way for development.

However, plans are to replace those trees with 34 new trees, a mix of Serbian spruce and deciduous trees of varying types.