As a developer, there has never been a better time to take advantage of a distinctly unique development opportunity.
Imagine expressing your creative vision in a 1.81-hectare (4.47-acre), zoned and serviced townhouse parcel, with the prospect of leaving your own inimitable mark and spark of innovation.
It’s possible at the Partington Creek Neighbourhood—in the highly desirable mountainside Burke Mountain community in Northeast Coquitlam—where residents experience the peak of natural living.
Ideally situated in a spectacular setting on the southeastern slopes of Burke Mountain, the City of Coquitlam’s City Land Division revealed the preliminary concept plan estimates the site at 1292 Rosenburg Way to yield 80 units, based on the RT-2 zoning bylaw. Notably, Burke Mountain is home to some of the largest greenfield development possibilities in Metro Vancouver providing the future developer an opportunity to bring their vision to the mountain.
“Regionally, there’s not a lot of zoned and serviced greenfield development sites of this size that are available, especially one that is so close to a wide range of amenities, including the future mixed-use urban village (Burke Mountain Village),” says Curtis Scott, City Lands, manager, land development. “There’s a lot of demand for townhouse product, so it’s a great opportunity for someone who is currently developing on Burke Mountain or who wants to get on Burke Mountain. At just under 4.5 acres, it’s the perfectly-sized site for that scenario.”
This optimal sized site includes an efficient full road frontage around it, including Mitchell Street, Gislason Avenue, Dollar Crescent and Rosenburg Way. The Partington Creek Neighbourhood provides a high livability quotient for homebuyers and is positioned as a significant new area for accommodating some of the exciting new growth shaping the community. In addition, the diversity of housing products each developer brings to the area plays an essential role in meeting the housing needs of future residents.
Scott is quick to point out an important value-add of the site. “There are a lot of active developments underway within the neighbourhood, such as Townline’s Forester to the west and Mosaic’s Mitchell to the south,” he says. “It’s a site that’s already in a market where a lot of consumers are purchasing townhomes; it’s sitting within an established area versus being on the fringe.”
Another value-add that can’t be understated is the site’s close proximity to the future dynamic Burke Mountain Village, an eclectic social, residential and commercial community hub that will connect neighbours and families within walking distance of their neighbourhood.
The mountain is teeming with a variety of amenities, both natural and family-friendly services with convenient access. The future Discovery Centre and Ibex Café + Kitchen are ideal for learning more about Burke Mountain Village while enjoying a good coffee.
The exceptional natural environment boasts 180 acres of active parks, including the popular 3.5-acre Riley Park at the corner of Burke Village Promenade, plus 23 acres of future planned parks.
“The Partington Creek site is situated near a new trail network, Burke Mountain Creek Trail,” explains Scott. “It’s one of the first sites in the early phase of a larger subdivision that has plans for future parks and a trail network.”
Additionally, there are 17-plus kilometres of trails and multi-use paths. With an active mountain biking community, Burke also has a vast trail network for every biking level.
The Burke Mountain area provides accessible education with two elementary schools, Smiling Creek Elementary and Leigh Elementary, just west of the site. Three future schools are planned, including the new Sheffield Elementary, just northwest of Burke Mountain Village, currently under construction, and an approved campus for an impressive $125-million middle-secondary school.
Location advantages of the site cannot be overlooked. Residents will be an easy 10-minute drive to urban amenity-rich Coquitlam Centre and major transit hub Coquitlam Central, with SkyTrain and West Coast Express meeting with local bus services.
“The site is at the centre of everything that makes Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain such a unique and rewarding place to live,” reveals Scott. “The opportunity for a zoned and serviced greenfield townhouse site is not common in the region, particularly in an area as popular as Burke Mountain”
For more information, visit the Coquitlam’s Land Sales Division website at www.coquitlam.ca/LandSales. To submit your bid for a future townhouse development site on Burke Mountain, visit www.coquitlam.ca/bid for the RFO package.