Coquitlam Town Centre
Coquitlam Town Centre is the main commercial and retail neighbourhood for the city of Coquitlam, British Columbia. Coquitlam Town Centre covers 715 hectares (1,767 acres) and contains the highest concentration of high-rise condominiums in the Tri-Cities and Eastern Metro Vancouver which includes the cities of Port Moody, Anmore, Belcarra, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Surrey, White Rock, Langley (City), Langley (District Municipality) and Coquitlam.
Geographically, Coquitlam has two large parcels of land (one in the south-west, the other in the north-east), with a smaller central area between them. This central area, Coquitlam Town Centre, was designated as a "Regional Town Centre" under the Metro Vancouver’s Livable Region Strategic Plan. The concept of a town centre for the area dates back to 1975. The intent is to have a concentration of high-density housing, offices, cultural, entertainment and education facilities to serve major growth areas of the region, served by rapid transit service. Coquitlam Town Centre is currently undergoing an update of the Town Centre plan.
The Population of Coquitlam's City Centre as of the 2006 census is 24,105 and the population density was 3,284 people/km2 (13.3/acre).
Three stations for the Evergreen Line are planned in the town centre - Coquitlam Central, Lincoln and Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station which will be the terminus of the Sky Train Line, which is expected to be completed in 2016.
Public facilities presently at the Town Centre Park area include:
Retail and Shopping
Coquitlam Centre - constructed in 1979 is the main mall in the city centre.
Other major retail centres:
-Various mini malls in the Glen and Johnson area
In or less than 1 km of the town centre.
- Glen Elementary
- Walton Elementary
- Nestor Elementary
- Maple Creek Middle
- Scott Creek Middle
- Pinetree Secondary
- Douglas College (David Lam Campus)