The City of Coquitlam Housing Choices Review
What is happening in the city of Coquitlam?
The City of Coquitlam adopted a Housing Choices Program in 2011. The goal was to provide new small-scale housing options for varying household types, and income levels to areas of South Coquitlam.
Possible expansion of ‘backyard suites’ across RS-1 and RS-3 “One-Family Residential” zones in Southwest Coquitlam.
Part of the review was the completion of the Large Home review in 2015. With the pop up of GIANT homes, the city found that builders were putting in additional illegal suites as mortgage helpers. From their investigation they went on the Phase 2 to see how new homes sizes could be managed
Phase 2 – CURRENT
Refinement of the proposal and review of potential options to manage the size of new single-family homes in Southwest Coquitlam.
The primary goal is to encourage more Housing Choices projects through updates to the Housing Choices zones (RT-1 “Two-Family Residential” and RT-3 “Triplex and Quadruplex Residential”) and by streamlining regulations, application processing, the approvals process, and Development Permit Guidelines.
HOUSING CHOICES ZONING SUMMARY GUIDE
Thinking of Rezoning?
To read about the reviews and what is happening here are some links to follow.
- July 16, 2018: Housing Choices Review – Round 1 Consultation Summary
- May 28, 2018: Housing Choices Review – Senior Government Advocacy Positions on Housing
- May 3, 2018 – Phase 2 Community Information Session Boards: Values and Objectives
- April 16, 2018 Report to Council: Housing Choices Review – Revised Scope, Process and Consultation Strategy
There are a lot of changes happening in the City of Coquitlam. If you have any questions about your neighbourhood and how it affects you, I am a phone call away.