Business & Development

Biz Hub: One-stop shop for PoCo Business

Biz Hub brings together all the City services you need to start and operate a business, develop a property or build in Port Coquitlam.

Get one-on-one help to navigate through City requirements. Click below or drop by the City Hall Annex, 200-2564 Shaughnessy St. (enter next to BMO and Starbucks).

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The city is offering more support to local businesses by opening up streets and sidewalks for patios, lineups or display space and offering in-kind services.

These changes were approved by City Council to help local businesses take advantage of B.C.’s phased restart plan, which will allow some businesses to reopen soon with appropriate public health protocols in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The changes include:

  • Opening up public rights-of-way such as streets, sidewalks and parking lots around businesses for commercial activities such as patios, lineups and product displays,
  • Supporting these uses by offering in-kind services such as construction of temporary platforms or mobile structures, reconfigured lane markings, revised parking restrictions or relocated infrastructure such as signs, planters, benches, waste containers, and
  • Streamlining processes and provide a “one-stop shop” for right-of-way encroachment permits,
  • Waiving the related application, security and other permit fees for 2020
  • Temporarily eliminating late fees for business licences.

City staff will work with businesses to provide advice about how they can meet the regulatory and insurance requirements. Interested businesses should contact the City’s Property Use Coordinator at business@portcoquitlam.ca or by phone at 604-927-5266.

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