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ULI BC Walking Tour: City of Port Coquitlam

Date:
February 26, 2015
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Venue:
The Gathering Place
Address:
1100 - 2253 Leigh Square Place
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B8 Canada
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Port Coquitlam, located 27 km east of Vancouver, is one of Metro Vancouver’s earliest and smaller communities, with a population of about 58,000.  Its core retains a traditional high street character along Shaughnessy Street with a mix of small-scale commercial, mixed-use and institutional buildings.

Po Co Stock April 2014 - 78.jpgSince the early 1990s, the surrounding suburban housing stock is being replaced with low and medium-rise condominiums. This transition of the Port Coquitlam downtown to include a concentration of low and medium-rise multi-family apartments and mixed-use developments was substantially underway in the early 1990s, and the transition has happened ‘below the radar`.

Some developments have replaced small bungalows originally built in the early part of the 20th Century, and development of the City’s historical centre is challenged by a flood plain location, high water table and soil conditions that combine to restrict feasible on-site parking to one level partially below grade. A density bonus zoning bylaw and restricted land uses, along with a cash-in-lieu of parking program and the recent amendment of the Building Code to permit 5 and 6-storey wood frame, is facilitating innovative condominium developments with floor area ratios of 1.5 to 2.4.  Since 2005, the Downtown has been experiencing growth rates of some 200 new dwelling units per year.

This tour will explore how it happened, and what it means for other parts of Metro Vancouver that may follow Port Coquitlam’s path.

Details:
2:00pm Registration & Overview (Mayor Greg Moore)
3:00pm Walking Tour (Bryan Sherrell, Planner, Development Services)
4:00pm Informal Discussion/Tour Conclusion
4:15pm Social Gathering (Samz Neighbourhood Pub)

Fees:
Members: $25 (US/CDN)
Non-members: $35 (US/CDN)

*Please ensure to dress accordingly for this walking tour and weather.  Onsite registration will be permitted, however there will be a $10 increase to fees post February 25, 2015.  Phone registration closes February 24th and online registration closes February 25th.

Join us for a social gathering post the walking tour at Samz Neighbourhood Pub in Port Coquitlam (2342 Elgin Avenue).

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