On Dec. 14, 2020, Council approved a scope and process for the Hazel-Coy Neighbourhood (PDF) planning project. Planning will begin in early 2021 for the future Hazel-Coy neighbourhood on Burke Mountain, and will be completed in late 2022.
The Hazel-Coy neighbourhood plan will build on the Northwest Burke Vision (NBV), adopted in 2017 to guide growth in the 400-hectare (980-acre) area over the next three decades.
The extensive consultation and planning process will create a comprehensive neighbourhood plan for Hazel-Coy, that will include policies on what may be built, what infrastructure is needed, and design strategies.
About the Neighbourhood
About 70 hectares (175 acres) in size, of which about 40 hectares (100 acres) is suitable for development.
Bounded by Hyde Creek to the south and east, the sloped Coquitlam River escarpment to the west, and the Provincial Park to the north.
NBV concept calls for up to 950 single detached and townhouses, a small neighbourhood hub, a school and connections to natural areas, trails, playgrounds and parks.
Public engagement will be incorporated into all stages of the draft plan development.
In-depth, meaningful dialogue will be generated through such means as community information sessions, interviews, surveys, interactive virtual charrettes, mailouts, advertising and engagement with advisory committees and external agencies.
Residents, landowners, developers and other key stakeholders will receive a letter introducing the project before the work begins in January 2021.
Consultation activities will be carried out in accordance with the health protocols in place at the time. It is expected that the early engagement next year will need to respect physical distancing measures and rely more heavily on digital options.