Coquitlam City Centre Area Plan
On Saturday, June 9, I went to the Community Information Session put on by the City of Coquitlam about their upcoming plans for City Centre. The info session was held at Coquitlam Centre mall (there’s another one scheduled at their Canada Day booth display at the Town Centre Park celebration on July 1st starting at 12pm). These information sessions are being provided to have the public learn more about the City Centre Area Plan, or CCAP, ask questions, view displays, and share their visions for the future of City Centre.
I went early and there was not yet a great turnout at the display, but I’m hoping more people took the opportunity as the day went on. It’s a great chance to get your voice heard – and that’s something very important to me – exercising the right to be heard.
Although the focus right now seems to be on the 800m radius around the Skytrain station, the City is hoping to hear the community’s vision for the next 25 years of City Centre planning. The last OCP (Official Community Plan) was updated in 2008 so there is a lot of work to be done in revising the vision given the implementation of the Skytrain and they are in the very early stages of decision making and planning.
How do you want the City of Coquitlam to look? What services and amenities are important to you? What are your thoughts on leisure time or traffic in the area? As a City of Coquitlam Realtor, these questions are as important to me as they are to you. There is a survey you can complete online through the city until July 11 (click here). Please feel free to contact me to talk about your thoughts for the future of Coquitlam.