Multi-family Rochester Avenue572-394 Rochester Ave, Coquitlam, BC
This multi-family development located in Coquitlam at Rochester Avenue between Guilby St. and Clayton St., is a mix of apartment units, row-houses, stacked townhouses and three retained heritage houses. Total of 131 units including 77 apartments, 54 townhomes and 3 single family houses create this diverse community in the Burquitlam Lougheed Neighbourhood. An overall higher density and 8-storey apartment building are proposed in order to make the heritage conservation of 3 historic structures and alignment of Guilby Road economically viable as a project on this challenging site.
The overall conservation plan will include 3 single family houses identified as historic structures:
572 Rochester Avenue (Thomas and Edith Clayton Residence) – constructed in 1940,
604 Rochester Avenue (James and Margaret Clayton Residence) – constructed in 1928 and listed in the municipal heritage register.
390 Guilby Street (Gueho Residence) – constructed between 1937-38, which will be relocated to Rochester Avenue.
These residences and the historic Pollard Residence, across Rochester Avenue, are vivid reminders of the early foundations of Coquitlam’s past. The intent is to preserve the historic residences including relocation within the redevelopment site, while undertaking a rehabilitation that will upgrade the structures and services to increase functionality for residential uses. As part of the scope of work, character-defining elements will be preserved, while missing or deteriorated elements will be restored.
Developer / Client
Allaire Construction Ltd.