Commercial Zones Review

The Commercial Zones Review recommendations were adopted as bylaw amendments by Council on July 6, 2020.

For more information, review the report to Council or watch a recording of the Council meeting online here.

  1. Background
  2. Approved Changes
  3. Purpose of the Commercial Zones Review
  4. FAQs
  5. Related Documents

The City’s Zoning Bylaw has 13 commercial zones that permit a wide variety of commercial uses, from local shops in residential areas, to large-scale retail and service stations in vehicle-oriented areas, to offices and restaurants in higher density pedestrian- and transit-oriented areas. The City initiated the Commercial Zones Review to make commercial zoning regulations:

  • More flexible for users
  • More user-friendly
  • Easier to administer
  • More responsive to the changing needs of Coquitlam’s business community