Coquitlam council disapprovingly approves new housing legislation

Coquitlam council reluctantly approved Transit Oriented Areas despite concerns about provincial housing legislation. The new rules establish density in circles around transit stations, with higher density closer to transit. Council members criticized the undemocratic legislation but emphasized the need to move forward. The bylaw must be approved by June 30 to avoid provincial intervention. The legislation will disrupt the city's strategy of charging developers density bonus fees. Mayor Stewart warned of unintended consequences, such as parking issues in TOA developments.

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