City-LedCommunity Development

The City of Coquitlam’s City Lands & Real Estate Division within the Finance, Lands and Police Department provides leadership on initiatives and projects related to City-owned development lands and real estate matters. This group is responsible for optimizing the City’s developable land assets through aspects such as, master development planning, servicing, rezoning, and subdivision.

The City is committed to building complete communities and, as benefit of the City’s land development activity on Burke Mountain, this has resulted in a variety of community amenity contributions, such as the funding of neighbourhood parks and trails, as well as the design and development of the North East Community Centre.

Other examples of community amenity contributions include funding for the design and construction of Sheffield Park, Riley Park, and the Discovery Centre + Café.

ActiveDevelopment Applications

01 – Burke Mountain OCP Amendment, Rezoning and Subdivision

The City of Coquitlam’s City Lands and Real Estate Division has proposed to amend the City’s Official Community Plan as well as selectively rezone and subdivide a portion of the lands surrounding the future Burke Mountain Village. This application includes expanded Public Parks as well as introducing new housing types to the mountain, creating a broader range of housing options for families, young couples, seniors and empty nesters. The proposal also increases protected environmental areas on the mountain, establishing a Streamside Protection & Enhancement Area around Baycrest Creek.

The City’s plans for Burke Mountain Village have played an important role in informing the vision for the lands subject to this application. Compatible housing types, a variety of public amenities, and a comprehensive network of trails have been designed to interface with the future Village and provide an adequate population base to support the North East Community Centre, small businesses, shops and services along the future Princeton Avenue High Street.

Why amend the land use?A Complete Community VISION

The City-owned development lands play an important role in not only supporting Burke Mountain Village, but addressing elements of housing choices, sustainability, urban design best practice, and community building. The following Complete Community Guiding Principles underpin the proposed land use changes:

Designing a complete community requires a range of housing choices. Adding medium density apartments in strategic areas adjacent to Burke Mountain Village allows for a more diverse composition of housing options that will appeal to a broader range of families and individuals.


With the introduction of new housing types as part of this application, City Lands & Real Estate proposes the significant expansion of existing neighbourhood parks as outlined in the PCNP. As part of the proposal, dedicated park space is increasing from 1.8 acres to 4.6 acres – an increase of 155%.


The protection and enhancement of Baycrest Creek, establishing a Streamside Protection and Enhancement Area.

Burke Mountain Village is slated for significant retail and recreation, including 120,000 sq.ft. of retail and the 80,000 sq.ft. North East Community Centre. Having a critical mass of population within walking-distance of these amenities is one of the key elements to their success. As development of townhomes on Burke Mountain have had challenges maximizing their allowable density, this additional population will not only make up ground but also contribute to the diversity of the demographic base.


Urban design is a strong contributor to what makes a complete community. Strategically locating compatible, medium-density apartments along areas that interface with the Village allows for the gradual transition of residential density in Partington Creek from Single-Family to Townhousing, and Medium Density Apartments to the Village itself.


Looking toLearn More?

Join us to learn more and provide your input on the City’s Burke Mountain Development Application at two upcoming events.

  • Ask questions and learn more about the proposed amendments to the Official Community Plan, Rezoning and Subdivision to allow for a diversity of housing options in the Partington Creek Neighbourhood.
  • Learn about proposed new and expanded community amenities on Burke Mountain.
  • Learn about the future Burke Mountain Village.


Virtual Information Session

When: Friday, March 18, 2022

Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Online Registration: Zoom Registration Link

Public Information Session

When: Monday, March 21, 2022

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: Burke Mountain Discovery Centre – 3537 Princeton Ave
Coquitlam, B.C.

Can’t make it?CONTACT US

General Contact

Curtis Scott, Director, City Lands and Real Estate


T 604-927-6965

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