The Community Planning Division works with the community to guide future growth—developing, implementing and updating policies relating to:
Land use planning, through the Citywide Official Community Plan (CWOCP)
Community Social Development issues, such as Child Care, Heritage, Homelessness, Housing Affordability and Multiculturalism
Reporting on and provide analyses of development statistics, population projections and census results
Each plan or strategy works within the broader objectives of the city, the region and the province, toward short-term and long-term goals. All community plans and strategies go through detailed planning, research, and analysis studies, as well as a comprehensive public consultation process with property owners, residents, and other stakeholders.
The community plans and strategies are then formally adopted by Council as a policy guideline when considering things like rezoning and development applications. Community plans and strategies are living documents that can be amended from time to time by Council, to serve changing community and development needs.
Citywide Official Community Plan (CWOCP)
The Citywide Official Community Plan (CWOCP) is a comprehensive plan that guides the overall future of the City and provides a broad framework for managing future change.
City Centre Area Plan
Coquitlam’s City Centre is one of eight designated Regional Town Centres in Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy. The City Centre is the “downtown” for the northeast sector of Metro Vancouver, providing a full array of retail, office, cultural, recreational, and educational services for this part of the region.
Coquitlam’s Community Social Development team undertakes policy work related to child care, homelessness, housing affordability and multiculturalism.
Plans and Policies
Housing Affordability Strategy
Through the Housing Affordability Strategy, Coquitlam’s goal is to work with partners from the non-profit, private and public sectors to ensure that a wide variety of housing types, sizes, tenures and prices can be offered in Coquitlam in the years to come. Visit our Housing page for more housing information.
Child Care Partnership Strategy
The Child Care Partnership Strategy (PDF) includes actions to improve the accessibility, affordability and quality of child care in Coquitlam. An implementation plan provides the framework and timeline for these actions and the provision of annual progress reports.
Heritage Management Strategy
The Heritage Management Strategy will provide a strategic heritage framework to guide heritage conservation during a 20-year planning period.