In the Austin Heights area of Coquitlam, between Ridgeway and King Albert avenues, there is an admirable collection of modest, well-maintained living units.
They are excellent homes for people who cannot afford million-dollar houses on comfortable lots.
In other words, these units are affordable housing at its best.
Beautiful Blue Mountain Park is close by for people who do not have their own backyards. Shopping and transit are within easily walkable distance.
I hope Coquitlam’s planning department and city council will recognize the social value of these buildings as they exist now and protect them from encroachment by people who want to demolish them and replace them with unaffordable apartment towers.
Jane Shoemaker, Coquitlam