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Mayor, Council, Staff, and residents came out in strong support of the plan that was finally adopted at the Public hearing on February 24th. We expect future developments will receive high level of support from the city and community when presented at public hearings. The Oakdale update was referred to as a living document that will be flexible based on the changing needs of the area.
We are pleased to inform you that Planning has presented the “Oakdale Land Use Update” to Council for first reading, which has been unanimously adopted by Mayor and Council! There will be no additional Oakdale specific DCC for parkland acquisitions. If any additional funding is required, the deficit will be addressed in the revised DCC update in 2021. Final adoption of the plan will be on the Agenda for the February 24th Public hearing.
New Timeline Schedule
Revised Land Use Map
Part of the Burquitlam-Lougheed neighbourhood plan, Oakdale originally was supposed to be included in the original land use options. Many of the Oakdale residents banded against future development to protect their suburban lifestyle and tight knit group of friends and family from being split apart. This pushed planning and council to leave this area as a future planning item.
As sales began to occur in the Burquitlam-Lougheed and the community saw the lottery tickets transacted by the ApartmentBlocks team and other sales, dissent happened. The neighbours along the arterial routes, aware there odds of higher density and a significant land value increase, began mobilizing and organizing petitions. The neighbours further from the SkyTrain and less likely for density increases still vocally opposed. However, with 150 signatures of the 500 homes in Oakdale, this prompted Coquitlam council to initiate an OCP update for the area. The area was broken down into six sub categories.
Successful lobbying efforts by ApartmentBlocks
Brandon Harding was very active engaging property owners and lobbying for high density. Working together with the community, they sent multiple letters to the Mayor, Council and Planning that registered over seventy-five signatures and led to a plan Coquitlam can be proud of. The requests made in our lobbying to the city were fully incorporated into the Oakdale Land Use update (See attachment 6).
Sub Area B letter to Coquitlam Mayor & Council
Oakdale letter to Planning