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Coach Houses
Coach House Examples Coach houses are permitted on eligible single-family lots in Port Coquitlam as part of the City’s efforts toHousing Options Logo provide more housing options in our growing community.

This webpage provides information about the specific requirements and approval processes for building a coach house. 
Coach Houses in Port Coquitlam:
Neighbourhood Fit
Port Coquitlam’s coach house design guidelines promote high quality design and ensure a good fit with the neighbourhood. They cover:
Steps to Building a Coach House

1 Steps to Building a Coach House
Minimum requirements:
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Sample Development
Outdoor Space 

Interior side yard 
    RS1: 10% of lot width, between 1.2-1.8 m

RS2, RS4: 1.2 m

RS3: 1.8 m

Exterior side yard

RS1: 20% of lot width, between 2.4-3.5 m

RS2, RS4: 2.4m

RS3: 3.5m 
Rear      Minimum setback of 1.2 m (4 ft.)
Distance from main house      Minimum of 6 m (20 f.t) 
Emergency access for a midblock property     

Minimum 2 m (6.6 ft.) unobstructed path from the front lot line to the front of the coach house

3 Landscaping

Sample Development 2
Coach House Building Design Guidelines
Scale, Massing and Building Orientation

Coach House Orientation
Landscaping and Screening 
4 Approval
Preapplication Process
After determining that a lot can meet the requirements, an applicant should follow these steps.  
Approval Process
More Information
Planning Division
Tel 604.927.5442
City Hall Annex (Above the Bank of Montreal)
200-2564 Shaughnessy St
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3G4
Mailing Address
Planning Division
2580 Shaughnessy St
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2A8
Hours of Business
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)
Last Updated:4/13/2017 12:04:36 PM