Northeast Coquitlam is a unique area within the City. It is characterized by a predominantly rural and semi-rural development pattern consisting of small residential acreages, agricultural land, and pockets of urban development in River Springs and Oxford Heights. Large tracts of mostly coniferous forest on Burke Mountain form a “green” backdrop for the community. Forested wilderness resource and outdoor recreation areas include Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, Minnekhada Regional Park and Widgeon Marsh Reserve Regional Park.
While there are currently no commercial retail areas in Northeast Coquitlam, residents currently have access to such amenities in the Town Centre area or in Port Coquitlam. The current Northeast Coquitlam Area Plan envisages a walkable, transit oriented, mixed use village centre serving as a focal point for the area’s employment, shopping, education, recreational and social uses. A range of housing forms and densities will characterize the village and the lower density suburban and rural residential areas beyond. The Plan, which will guide the development of a community that will ultimately house approximately 24,000 persons, also provides for an integrated network of paths and leisure opportunities, and a transportation network that accommodates transit, bicycles, pedestrians and cars. The majority of the profile area’s current residents own their homes and have an average household income that is higher than that of the City overall.
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