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Ideas sought for parks, rec hub and art at new Coquitlam village

The City of Coquitlam and Beedie Living are reaching out for public comment on three future amenities at Fraser Mills.

A historical piece of land in Coquitlam — a stretch along the Fraser River that shaped the future of the municipality — is being redeveloped for a new waterfront village.

Now, the city is calling for community input on what the parks, recreation centre and public art in Fraser Mills should look like.

With construction and residential sales currently underway on the 91.5-acre property, the city and Beedie Living are reaching out over the next month to gain feedback on the three amenities.

And planners will take the public comments to help guide them as they design the green spaces and look to beautify the area that was once the biggest sawmill in the British Empire.

Quick overviews with the project team start next week:

  • Feb. 22
    • 5 to 8 p.m.
    • City Centre Aquatic Complex (1210 Pinetree Way)
  • Feb. 29
    • 5 to 8 p.m.
    • Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.)
  • March 9
    • 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Festival du Bois at Mackin Park (1046 Brunette Ave).

More in-depth information sessions take place on:

  • Feb. 27
    • 4 to 7 p.m.
    • Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.)
  • March 3
    • 4 to 7 p.m.
    • Mundy Park Field House (641 Hillcrest St.)

As well, for Coquitlam residents unable to make it out, the city has an online survey to poll respondents; it takes about 15 minutes to complete and closes on March 17.

Beedie Living plans to build these by 2027:

  • Riverfront Park
  • Historic Como Creek Greenway
  • Fraser Mills wharf

For Phase 2, the company will construct these by 2030:

  • urban plaza
  • Fraser Mills pier
  • community centre

And in Phase 3, it will have the Riverside Linear Park ready for 2033.

For more details about the future of Fraser Mills, you can visit the city's website.