A restaurant could soon be locating next to the new Port Coquitlam Community Centre now under construction.
Quantum Properties is moving ahead with the third phase of its Montrose Square development, expected to bring more life to the area around the $132 million recreation facility.
In addition to providing 56 seniors rental apartments, the building at 2430 Mary Hill Road will also house a small restaurant.
This week, Port Coquitlam council approved a development permit for the project, which will be a five-storey apartment building with a mix of one and two bedroom units.
The restaurant will have seating for 40 people, including an outdoor covered patio, which will have glass panel walls that can be open or closed depending on the weather.
Patrons will have access to the restaurant via an underground garage with access via Kelly Avenue and a dedicated elevator to the restaurant.
According to a housing agreement registered to the property, the units can only be occupied by residents 55 years or older.
Meanwhile, construction continues on the first and second phase of the Montrose Square development, which includes 353 apartments and 11 live/work units in four six-storey buildings, with the live/work units facing the future Kelly Avenue plaza.
The new community centre meanwhile is entering the final phases of construction. Opening this summer will be a third arena with seating for 780, a gymnasium, children’s area, a large multipurpose room, and the north-side plaza and entrance at Wilson Avenue and Mary Hill Road.
This fall, the underground parking will open, along with a café, the south-side plaza with seating, sports courts, a walking path, playgrounds, a community garden, and a spray park.