What is Burke mountain Village?
Burke Mountain Village, formerly referred to as the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre (PCNC) will be the commercial and social hub of northeast Coquitlam (Burke Mountain).
It is envisioned to include a grocery store and other supporting retail stores and commercial services, a civic recreation complex, an urban plaza and park, and apartment and townhouse residential housing.
What is the city's role in the development of Burke Mountain Village themselves?
As the primary landowner of the Village lands the City is invested in the area’s success and is responsible for the land use and development planning, rezoning, subdivision, and disposition of the lands to a developer for construction.
Why does the city want to manage the development of Burke Mountain village themselves?
The City is dedicated to its long-term vision for Burke Mountain and is actively developing its roadways, parks and services. It has a strong interest in ensuring that Burke Mountain Village is developed in a way that meets the community’s interests and achieves the long-term desired objectives of a walkable commercial street that serves local users and becomes the village centre of Burke Mountain.
What steps have been taken to date?
July 2013 – Council adopted the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Plan (PCNP), which included an implementation strategy to complete a Master Development Plan for the Neighbourhood Centre.
Spring 2014 – Development of the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre Master Plan
September 2015 – Public consultation on the PCNC Master Plan
November 2015 – Report to Council sharing feedback of public consultation
July 2017 – Public Hearing and OCP Amendment Bylaw adopted which:
- Establishes the “neighbourhood centre” to reflect the objectives of the PCNP;
- Adopts policies to guide development within the PCNC; and
- Establishes Development Permit Guidelines to guide the form and character of future development within the PCNC.
July 2017 – PCNC Master Plan adopted by Council.
2018 – PCNC renamed to Burke Mountain Village.
2018-Current – City to proceed with servicing and the land use & development planning, including the design of the North East Community Centre.
What are the next steps in the evolution of Burke Mountain Village?
The City will now take the steps necessary to implement the Burke Mountain Village Master Plan including:
- Development Phasing Strategy – To determine how and when parcels within Burke Mountain Village will be released for sale. This is essential to ensuring the right mix of commercial uses that both serves the daily needs of the residents and also allows the businesses to thrive.
- Detailed design of public spaces – Critical to establishing a strong neighbourhood identity that will provide functional and well-designed public spaces.
What is the discovery centre that is mentioned?
The Burke Mountain Village Discovery Centre will be a space for residents, the public and prospective developers to learn more about the vision and master plan for Burke Mountain Village.
There are also plans for an adjacent café which will be run by an outside operator.
When will the discovery centre be open?
The Discovery Centre, like any building, needs to go through the appropriate approval channels. The Discovery Centre is currently under construction and is anticipated to open in Summer/Fall 2021.
Where can I get more information?
The City posts information and updates at coquitlam.ca/pcnc. You can also sign up for Burke Mountain email updates at coquitlam.ca/burkemtn. And, if you don’t already, follow the City on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
For more information on the latest in development of Coquitlam’s northeast sector, please review:
Burke Mountain Village (formerly Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre)