Hearing from our community is an important part of our decision-making process. Whether we're building new roads, designing or upgrading parks, or deciding long-term visions for neighbourhoods, the feedback we receive helps inform our projects.
The City of Coquitlam is working on a Master Plan process to guide the future of Coquitlam's Blue Mountain Park.
This park is one of Coquitlam's oldest and most popular community parks. The 8-hectare (19.9-acre) park provides a wide range of recreational services and amenities including a baseball diamond, playground, wading pool, water spray area, picnic shelters, tennis courts, a memorial cenotaph, a variety of trails, mature evergreen and specimen trees, horticultural displays and public art.
Many of these amenities were built in the 1960s and some even as early as the 1930s. It's time to create a new Master Plan for the park with a phased implementation that will ensure it can support the community into the future.
Each year the City seeks public input through Citizen Budget, our online budget consultation tool.
Feedback allows the City to see what services citizens value the most, based on what they prioritized in their mock budgets. It’s also an educational process for users, who get a taste of the challenging decisions that must be made for each year’s balanced budget.
This year's budget input opportunity has finished; thank you to those who participated. The insight gained from public input will be provided to Council to support decision-making as part of their budget deliberation process this fall.
Since cannabis became legal in 2018, and following an extensive period of background research including a review of the approaches taken by other municipalities, the City of Coquitlam is now developing a Cannabis Regulatory Framework. The Framework will guide how the City will implement policies, guidelines and regulations for cannabis production, processing facilities and retail stores in Coquitlam.
The 2021 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, conducted by Ipsos, asked a range of questions around quality of life, important issues, City services and financial planning. The survey also included information about communication and community engagement. The statistically-valid results provide sound insight into what the City is doing well, areas for improvement, and changing or emerging trends.
On the whole, Coquitlam residents are highly satisfied:
Full results are posted to the Citizen Satisfaction Survey page.
Community and stakeholder engagement plays an essential role in supporting the outcome of many of the City of Coquitlam’s projects, policies and plans.
The City of Coquitlam is developing a Community Engagement Strategy to ensure that how, when and why we engage with the public is consistent, accessible and inclusive, and that diverse perspectives are encouraged and considered in the City’s decision-making processes.
The purpose of this survey is to better understand our community’s experiences with and attitudes towards the City’s community engagement activities.
By community engagement, we are specifically referring to how the City involves the public in its decision-making process.
The Coquitlam Crunch Trail and Expansion Plan envisions that the Coquitlam Crunch Trail would eventually connect to Eagle Mountain in the north and to Mundy Park in the south, with connections ultimately reaching the Fraser River. The Crunch Trail will offer a diverse outdoor recreation and fitness experience while connecting to existing parks, enhancing the City’s parks network and outdoor recreation offerings.
The first proposed extension to the original Coquitlam Crunch Trail is the Coquitlam Crunch South Extension, running south of the Barnet Highway from Dewdney Trunk up the slope to Mariner Way and connecting to Mundy Park. Visit letstalkcoquitlam.ca/crunch to learn more.
On Dec. 14, 2020, Council approved a scope and process for the Hazel-Coy Neighbourhood 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.
The City of Coquitlam is developing a comprehensive strategy to address heritage of all kinds - from historic buildings and landscapes to intangibles such as community identity - and guide how it is protected and celebrated in Coquitlam in the years to come.
Municipalities and regional districts across British Columbia are required to complete housing needs reports before April 2022. As a result, Coquitlam is developing a Housing Needs Report to help us better understand the current and future housing needs of our community.
The Housing Needs Report will include a combination of statistical data from sources such as Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), BC Housing and others, as well as community and stakeholder input to create a comprehensive picture of housing needs in the community. When complete, the Housing Needs Report, along with most recently collected information, will be considered when amending the Citywide Official Community Plan.
Visit the project page to learn more.
We are proposing a revised transportation network for the Oakdale neighbourhood in order to shift the proposed collector route further south, eliminate the need for the Kemsley-Jefferson crossing and to create a transportation network that is more feasible to build, with less of an impact on the neighbourhood overall.
Spani Outdoor Pool is entering its 50th year of service and the City has identified the renewal of the pool as a priority project in the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan and the Aquatic Services and Infrastructure Strategy.
The City is updating the Sports Field Strategy, a document that guides decision making on accessibility, maintenance and investment in our sports fields. With the 2013-2023 Sports Field Strategy almost built out, Coquitlam is updating the strategy to guide future field use and investment from 2022 to 2032.
Feedback on how we manage and maintain our sports fields helps us meet the needs of residents and ensure our amenities and facilities are accessible and inclusive to everyone.
As part of the implementation of the Town Centre Park Master Plan, the city is proposing improvements to the Lake Loop area at Lafarge Lake. The concept plan includes a number of enhancements aimed at increasing the type of activities, improving accessibility and building capacity, while also enhancing safety and security on the Lake Loop Tail.
Have your say about what’s happening in Coquitlam by signing up for Viewpoint, our online survey community:
Any Coquitlam resident aged 16 and up can sign up. All answers are confidential.
Fill out the form to join the Viewpoint community! You can opt-out at any time by selecting the "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of the survey emails.
Note that City Council, City employees, and their immediate family members are excluded.
Coquitlam has launched an engagement portal at letstalkcoquitlam.ca.
On this site, you can find all of the City's projects that have opportunities for community input. The site offers a variety of ways to provide feedback and learn more about these projects, including: