The City of Coquitlam – A Special Article

Transforming City
Coquitlam is transforming. Significant infrastructure investments include major road improvements, upgrades to recreation facilities and the opening of the new Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre. City investments are coupled with $4 billion in new transportation infrastructure investments by other levels of government that directly benefit Coquitlam, including the Evergreen Line and improvements to the Port Mann Bridge and Highway One. These projects will be a “game-changer” for the Northeast Metro Vancouver area. Smart investors realize this and are already experiencing Coquitlam’s value.

Now is the right time to consider Coquitlam. Coquitlam offers excellent access to world city amenities, at a fraction of world city costs and will soon directly connect to the Evergreen Line Skytrain which will begin construction later this year and will arrive in Coquitlam’s burgeoning City Centre by 2014. The City Centre neighbourhood is a hub of new development, with urban towers served by local businesses and by the Coquitlam Centre Mall. This hub of new development is also served by a civic aquatic complex, a soon to be completed $15M City Centre Library and by a variety of public amenities in Town Centre Park. From your new living room in a Coquitlam City Centre tower, the mountains look so close, you may think that you can reach out and touch them. Construction cranes representing quality developers such as Onni, Unimet and Intergulf dot the City Centre horizon and are an expression of the confidence of builders and buyers alike.

An emerging City Centre is exciting, but part of the real value of Coquitlam is the fact that the City offers an amazing array of choices to buyers. In the northeast of Coquitlam, the neighbourhoods of Burke Mountain combine new housing with significant green spaces. While Burke Mountain provides single family and townhouse options, other areas of Coquitlam are proving to be popular areas for infill housing which is renewing the housing stock of our older neighbourhoods.

If you haven’t been to Coquitlam lately, I urge you to come and see us. Our industrious citizens hail from around the world and are actively building an exciting future and are the stewards of a transformation from a bedroom suburb to a cosmopolitan, mountainside city.

Mayor Richard Stewart
www.coquitlam.ca

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