Now hear this: Speak up on Coquitlam development

Coquitlam council holds it's next public hearing on Jan. 27

Coquitlam residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions on a 96-unit apartment building proposed for Edgar Avenue during a public hearing Jan. 27.

If council approves the project, it would consist of two five-storey buildings on land currently occupied by six houses. According to a city staff report, the development is located in the Evergreen Extension shoulder area, approximately 1,200 m from the Lougheed Town Centre Station.

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"The proposed development is consistent with the policies in the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan," said the document. "The proposed design contributes to an engaging public realm along Edgar Avenue and Allison Street."

If the project goes forward, it would mean $1.2 million in development cost charges and $227,000 in voluntary community amenity contributions.

The Edgar Avenue project is not the only development being discussed at next week's public hearing.

Residents can also weigh in on plans to build a one-storey commercial building in the northeast corner of the Como Lake Village Shopping Centre. The project also consists of a parking lot with driveway access.

The third item on the public hearing agenda involves a Victoria Drive property being subdivided to accommodate two lots with two new detached homes each with a secondary suite.

The public hearing for the project will be held next Monday at 7 p.m. in council chambers at city hall (3000 Guildford Way). Written comments can be provided prior to the public hearing and may be submitted to the city by email (clerks@coquitlam.ca), regular mail (3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 7N2), fax (604-927-3015) or in person (city clerk's office). For more information about the public hearing process, go to www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing.

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