Highrise to replace Coquitlam building burned in fire

Photo rendering the proposed new development

Coquitlam council is considering a highrise for the site of a former Burquitlam rental building that burned down last year.

Coun. Bonita Zarrillo said she would not support the application, noting that people who were moved from the burned building to the other strata building were being displaced.

“I’m at the end of feeling good about people losing their homes in buildings,” she said, later adding: “I’m not kicking people out of their homes along the Burquitlam SkyTrain line anymore until we have housing built… I am just done with the wheeling and dealing putting density here and taking it from here. It is not fair. It is not fair to the residents.”

She added that she would like to see a new project adhere to the current zoning for the property instead of the large mixed-use development proposed by Amacon.

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