About the project

In 2013, the Province of British Columbia began a process regarding the future of the Riverview lands. BC Housing is working in consultation with various groups to create a Renewed Riverview.

In 2015, BC Housing created a clear and defined vision for the site. We have now entered the master planning phase, informed by this vision.

Phases of the Project

The creation of the vision for renewing the Riverview Lands is the first step in the planning process and guides all future development on the Riverview Lands.

Vision

Through an extensive consultation, the vision for renewing the Riverview Lands serves as a long-range guide that balances the social, economic and environmental objectives of the Province, the City of Coquiltam, the Kwikwetlem First Nation and the community. It pays homage to Riverview’s heritage, culture and natural beauty, while providing wellness services, improved connections, and economic opportunities for all residents and the region.

Master Plan

The next step is to create a master plan, which will guide the land use on the site. The plan will identify spaces for institutional use (i.e., health care, schools, etc.), public amenities and park space, commercial use (such retail and office spaces, etc.), and residential use. It will be informed by the commitments made in the vision for Renewing Riverview. The public will have an opportunity to provide feedback throughout the master planning process.

Municipal Approval Process

Once completed, the master plan will then be submitted to the City of Coquitlam to go through the municipal approval process.