Burke Mountain Updates

The City provides this page as a central resource to Burke Mountain residents, and the community-at-large, for the many different projects and initiatives underway and planned for northeast Coquitlam, including:

The City is responsible for some of these projects, such as the Village and major road construction. Other initiatives, such as school planning and transit service, are led by other agencies such as the Province of BC, School District 43, or TransLink. Where the City is not the lead agency, the relevant external website is linked for further information.

Project Updates

  1. Burke Mountain Village
  2. Road & Utility Improvement Projects
  3. Tree Risk Assessment Work
  4. Smiling Creek Park, Activity Centre & Elementary School
  5. Harper Park Expansion
  6. Riley Park
  7. Burke Mountain Pioneer Park
  8. Princeton Park
  9. Victoria Park
  10. Leigh Park

The future Burke Mountain Village will be at the centre of everything that makes the Burke Mountain community a unique and rewarding place to live. The Village will be the commercial and social hub of this growing community, and will include the brand new Northeast Recreation Centre, a bustling public plaza, approximately 120,000 square feet of commercial including a grocery store, and a 3.6-acre park connected to the "green spine" park corridor. This 15.8-hectare (39-acre) site is located east of Burke Mountain Creek and surrounded by David Avenue and Burke Village Promenade.

In July 2017, the development took its first significant step forward with changes to the Citywide Official Community Plan (CWOCP), and approvals of policies and guidelines for the development of the Burke Mountain Village site.

For more information and updates on this project, visit the Burke Mountain Village page.

Burke Mountain is central to helping the City fulfill its obligation to the Regional Growth Strategy adopted by all Metro Vancouver cities. The City is committed to the long-term plan for the area and is actively developing its roadways, parks, and services. The sale of City-owned lands is integral to helping the City secure its vision for Burke Mountain and the prime properties surrounding the future Burke Mountain Village.

The City currently owns several land parcels on Burke Mountain and is the primary landowner and developer for Burke Mountain Village. In its capacity as the land owner, through the Land Management section of the Strategic Initiatives Department, the City has a responsibility to ensure that these property assets are developed in a manner that contributes to the community in a positive way. This includes providing Community Amenity Contributions, which are funds that go toward City amenities and assets, to lessen the financial impact of new development on the growing community.

This approach allows the City greater control over the development and provides a source of revenue that will benefit Coquitlam’s current and future generations.

For more information on land development, visit the Land Development section of the City’s Strategic Initiatives department, email the Manager of Land Development, or call 604-927-6965.