Does the City have the authority to exclude or exempt properties and/or neighbourhoods near Skytrain stations that are part of a Transit-Oriented Area?

No. In Coquitlam, all lands currently zoned for residential uses or mixed uses (including residential) that are located within 800 metres of a SkyTrain station must be designated as a Transit-Oriented Area and the minimum densities and building heights that apply to those lands are prescribed by provincial regulation. Transit-Oriented Area exceptions include lands zoned to permit industrial and agricultural uses.

In addition, there are several scenarios where Federal or Provincial statutes are applicable, the provisions of which supersede or have a limiting effect:

  • Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR)
  • Airport Zoning Regulations under Aeronautics Act
  • Federal Crown land
  • Flood plains, hazard areas, riparian areas and other environmentally sensitive areas
  • Heritage objects and sites that are subject to heritage designation or heritage revitalization agreements

Please also see the responses to Questions 1 and 2.

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1. What is a Transit-Oriented Area?
2. What type of development is allowed in Transit-Oriented Areas through the new provincial housing legislation?
3. How is this development different than Coquitlam’s existing density around transit?
4. What are the parking requirements for developments in Transit-Oriented Areas?
5. Does the City have the authority to exclude or exempt properties and/or neighbourhoods near Skytrain stations that are part of a Transit-Oriented Area?
6. Which Transit-Oriented Area tier is my property located in?
7. Will the City change the zoning for all properties within the Transit-Oriented Areas (i.e. “pre-zone” all properties within Transit-Oriented Areas)?
8. What are the zoning requirements for properties located in Transit-Oriented Areas?
9. My property is located very close to a Transit-Oriented Area boundary. Is it possible to adjust the boundary to either include or exclude my property?
10. Can I do a land assembly with some properties in Transit-Oriented Areas and some that are not?
11. Do the allowances for Small-Scale Multi-Unit Housing apply within Transit-Oriented Areas?
12. What is the timeline for the implementation of the Transit-Oriented Areas?