The Upper Pipeline Road Corridor (UPRC) falls within the boundaries of the Northwest Coquitlam Area Plan, which was prepared in 2002. The primary use of most of this land for many decades has been for sand and gravel (sometimes called aggregate) extraction. The lands within the UPRC total 356.9 ha (881.7 ac) and are generally located:
west of the Coquitlam River;
north of the Urban Containment Boundary (UCB) established in the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy at Galette Avenue (though a number of included properties along Pipeline Road are within the UCB);
Objective #2 - Complete baseline information and background analysis
Objective #3 - Undertake engagement/public input
Objective #4 - Identify opportunities and constraints
The planning overview is the first step in the City's standard planning process and will set the stage for more detailed future planning work. This will include the preparation of a land use vision for the UPRC, similar to the Northwest Burke Vision, which will provide direction on land use and subsequent area or neighbourhood planning processes, similar to the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan.