A proposal to service a future business park on Kwikwetlem First Nation (KFN) land in Port Coquitlam is still being ironed out.
City administrative officer Kristen Dixon told The Tri-City News city staff continue to negotiate with KFN and its consultants on a servicing agreement for an industrial and commercial development on IR2, which is located within the municipality.
The First Nations group also wants to build a wellness centre on the site and, in August, held its annual golf tournament to raise funds for the planned healthcare hub.
Last month, Coquitlam city council endorsed an updated service agreement with KFN for IR1, located within that municipality; the last five-year deal was signed in 2010.
IR1, which consists of 19 buildings on 6.4 acres next to Colony Farm Regional Park, has received municipal services (fire, water and sewer services) for decades. This year’s rate for fire is $403 per building — or $7,657 in total — and $23,500 for water/sewer.