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Coquitlam’s Maillardville gets its first condo tower: Mont Bleu

The historic Maillardville neighbourhood in Coquitlam is getting its first high-rise tower.

A 21-storey tower with 155 units is proposed for the corner of Lougheed Highway and Blue Mountain Street. The site is currently occupied by a vacant office building.

The project is called Mont Bleu, and the developer is Newgen Group, who also developed the D’Corize condo tower in Surrey.

DA Architects + Planners designed the tower, and are also the architects behind Seylynn Village in North Vancouver, next to Hwy. 1 and Main St.

A mix of units is proposed for Mont Bleu, ranging from studios to three bedrooms. The studios will be some of the smallest units in Coquitlam, measuring between 350-400 sq ft.

There will be four levels of underground parking with space for 239 vehicles. Commercial retail units will front the ground floor of the podium.

The 19th floor of the tower will have a large, south-facing rooftop amenity space for residents. A lounge, kitchen and fitness centre is proposed for the 3rd floor.

A plaza and public art piece is planned by the developer for the corner of Lougheed and Blue Mountain, in front of the retail units.

The architect says on their website that the building’s solar panels will help reduce energy grid demands, as well as provide an energy-conscious example to the community. The building is meant to interact with the community “while providing an assortment of amenities and affordable housing for this rediscovered neighbourhood.”

For more information, visit montbleu.ca

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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