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City of Coquitlam releases request of offers on Burke Mountain townhouse site

Want to get in on the excitement on Burke Mountain? A new 1.8-hectare (4.47-acre) fully zoned and serviced townhouse parcel in the heart of this growing hillside Coquitlam community may be just the right opportunity.

Surrounded by active townhouse developments, the greenfield site at 1292 Rosenburg Way boasts full road frontage, views to the south and a location within walking distance of amenities. Offers are being accepted until Nov. 10 by the City of Coquitlam, the site’s owner, through www.coquitlam.ca/bid.

“This is a real opportunity for someone who wants to get going on a site right away,” said Coquitlam’s Manager of Land Development Curtis Scott. “Being just under 4.5 acres, this is a good site for developers that are new to Burke Mountain or currently developing. It’s sizeable site with a lot of opportunity.”

Concept plan for Burke Mountain townhouse site
Concept plan for Burke Mountain townhouse site. Credit: City of Coquitlam

Burke Mountain townhouse site overview

Located in Burke Mountain’s Partington Creek area, the property is within a 10-minute walk to the licensed IBEX Kitchen + Café and Burke Mountain Discovery Centre opening this fall, 180 acres of active parks and more than 17 kilometres of trails. It’s just a five-minute walk to the future Burke Mountain Village, and a 10-minute drive to Coquitlam City Centre, SkyTrain and West Coast Express.

Frontage on all four sides and a location on the comparatively less-steep southern slope add to the site’s appeal. “It’s an efficient site, in an area that’s happening and continuing to grow,” Scott said.

Land sale offering at 1292 Rosenburg Way
Land sale offering at 1292 Rosenburg Way. Credit: City of Coquitlam

Site details at a glance: Burke Mountain townhouse site

  • Estimated area of 1.8-hectare (4.47-acre)
  • Conventional townhomes designation and RT-2 Townhouse Residential zoning
  • Fully zoned with pre-paid Community Amenity Fees
  • Fully serviced and ready for a Development Permit (DP) application
  • Frontage on Dollar Crescent Rosenburg Way , Gislason Avenue and Mitchell Street 
  • Density of maximum 0.9-1.1 FAR

Continuing interest in Burke Mountain 

The offering comes on the heels of another successful Request for Offers for a nearby 2.6 ha (6.5-acre) townhouse parcel just down the street that was released earlier in the year. Interest remains high in new sites coming to market in the master-planned lifestyle-driven community, currently home to about 15,000 people and a future anticipated population of about 50,000. 

Scott noted that townhome sites like the Rosenburg Way property are also meeting the significant demand for this kind of housing while helping fulfil the City’s goal of facilitating homes for people of all incomes and ages. “Townhomes can meet the needs of people at all stages. They can be for downsizers, individuals, and growing families.”

Evidence of Coquitlam’s commitment to Burke Mountain can be seen in its proactive approach to servicing – which means roads, sidewalks, parks, multi-use paths and other infrastructure already await new developments – and ongoing planning to open up future neighbourhoods there, such as Hazel-Coy. 

View from Burke Mountain townhouse site
View from Burke Mountain townhouse site. Credit: City of Coquitlam

In Partington Creek where the Rosenburg Way site is located, the City is busy planning the Northeast Community Centre and other public amenities coming to the 16-hectare (39-acre) village, which will also include a grocery store, shops, restaurants and 2,000-plus apartments and townhomes. The video The Peak of Natural Living and other information about the village can be found at www.burkevillage.ca.

In keeping with the City’s efforts in Burke Mountain, other community services are coming on stream. The B.C. government recently approved the local school district’s concept plan for a future middle and secondary school campus off David Avenue between Coast Meridian Road and Soball Street, allowing for detailed design and budgeting work to commence. One elementary school is already open in the area and two more are planned.

“The more amenities that come on line, the more it supports the efforts of building a complete community on Burke Mountain,” Scott noted.

For information and updates about City projects and plans for Burke Mountain, visit www.coquitlam.ca/burkemtn or sign up for Burke Mountain email updates through www.coquitlam.ca/notifyme. Information about land sales in Burke Mountain can be found at www.coquitlam.ca/landsales.

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