A detached home at a bend along Pitt River Road in Port Coquitlam may soon come down.
But the two giant western red cedar trees in the front yard will stay in place.
On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the city's committee of council advanced a rezoning bid by Aman Kaur Khangura and Raman Kaur Khangura to subdivide the lot at 1675 Pitt River Rd.
The applicants want to build three "family-friendly homes" on the 8,744 sq. ft. property between Cameron and Poole avenues, which slopes down from Pitt River Road to a lane.
The committee unanimously recommended the bid to council, which is expected to give first bylaw reading and hold a public hearing this fall.
According to a report from Bruce Irvine, PoCo's director of planning and development, there are five significant trees on the lot, of which the front two cedars will be retained.
"The other on-site trees were generally found to be in marginal condition and would be heavily impacted by the construction of the proposed dwelling," Irvine wrote in his report to the committee, adding, "Removal is recommended."
If approved by council, the applicants would also be required to widen part of Pitt River Road.