Info session on Burke Mountain townhouses

Coquitlam city development to go with multi-family units because of steep terrain

Coquitlam will tell Burke Mountain area residents why it plans to develop townhouses in the Smiling Creek neighbourhood instead of homes at an information session Tuesday, Feb. 19.

The city’s proposed rezoning is for a property near the corner of David Avenue and Riley Street adjacent to Riley Park. The city said townhouses would be more suitable than single-family homes for the steep-sloped terrain while still providing places for families to live.

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A city spokesperson said its strategic initiatives department, which manages land development for the city, will introduce proposed plans for a discovery centre and a café for the neighbourhood.

The session will be held at Victoria Hall, 3435 Victoria Drive, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The materials from the presentation will be available online as of Wednesday, Feb. 20. Questions and feedback can be sent to Curtis Scott, the department’s manager of land development, at cscott@coquitlam.ca.

More information about plans for the Smiling Creek neighbourhood and Burke Mountain are available at coquitlam.ca/burkemtn.

ggranger@tricitynews.com

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