Enhancing Our Downtown

Downtown Action Plan

Downtown Port Coquitlam is a charming pedestrian-friendly commercial zone and a vibrant hub for arts, culture and festivals. But what more could it be?

From fall 2016 to spring 2017, the City of Port Coquitlam will be developing an action plan that will identify how to attract a broader mix of services and amenities to the downtown while retaining its small-town scale and charm.

The project will include extensive consultation with the community, downtown businesses and property owners, developers, business associations and potential investors, through an advisory group and other methods.

The City has hired a consultant to assist with the project, which will build on Downtown Plan ’98 and is part of the City’s current update to the Official Community Plan.

Specifically, the Downtown Action Plan will set out how the City can enhance downtown by:

  • Attracting developers and businesses,
  • Purchasing and selling lands to facilitate future developments,
  • Creating opportunities for development that will be acted upon by owners, developers and desired businesses, and
  • Offering incentives to promote growth.

To provide guidance and obtain feedback, a Downtown Action Plan Advisory Group has been formed. The group will meet periodically for six months, and will be chaired by the Mayor and include representatives from downtown businesses and property owners, realtors, developers and other members of the community. Thank you to those community members who submitted applications.

Learn More & Stay Informed About the Downtown Action Plan

In fall 2016, the consultant will be reaching out to downtown stakeholders and community members through the plan development.

Downtown Plan '98

During the late 1990s, Downtown Plan ’98 was developed through a public process to provide a guiding framework for the revitalization of the downtown area.  The municipal staff worked with community residents and businesses to determine a vision of what the core area could ultimately look like in the future.

Downtown Plan ’98 illustrates this vision through various components such as policies and land use designations and is reflected in the Official Community Plan as a Development Permit Area for the downtown area.

Vision Statement

“Downtown Port Coquitlam will become the dynamic centre of a small, vibrant, livable city.  At its core will be lively “High Street” retail district – with one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, specialty food stores and personal services.  It will also be characterized by attractive residential areas, with a variety of housing catering to many needs; a network of pedestrian and bicycle pathways; a wide array of public parks and amenities; and an impressive civic precinct.”

Contact

Planning Division
Tel 604.927.5442
Email planning@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address

City Hall Annex (above Bank of Montreal)
#200 2564 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 3G4

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