Six-storey apartment complex OK'd for downtown PoCo

A fourplex in downtown Port Coquitlam will be razed to make way for a six-storey apartment block.

A fourplex in downtown Port Coquitlam will be razed to make way for a six-storey apartment block.

But most of the 30 units will have only one bedroom.

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Last Tuesday, committee of council approved a development permit for Vanstruction Properties to build the complex at 2331 Kelly Ave., located between Shaughnessy and Rowland streets.

As the property is already zoned for a residential apartment building, the bid won’t go to council for a public hearing, said Laura Lee Richard, the city’s director of planning and development.

According to a staff report, the apartment block will include 23 one-bedroom suites and seven two-bedroom units — below the city’s recently adopted family-friendly housing policy and bylaw amendments.

“Although discussions were held with the applicant regarding options to introduce more larger units, the design was sufficiently advanced that the applicant did not wish to make amendments,” the report read.

Vanstruction officials told the committee the fourplex tenants are aware of the project.

 

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