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Beedie’s Waterfront Village Centre  |  Beedie Living

Coquitlam, one of the three Canadian cities involved in an insurance-industry backed pilot program to access threats of climate change, has ruled that new developments on the Fraser River must be set further and higher back from the water.

The policy change will require the Waterfront Village Centre, a 36-hectare development planned by Beedie Development on the former Fraser Mills site, to be built up about one meter higher than previous municipal standards. This would increase the foundation height to about 4.5 metres (or 14.5 feet.)

The development will also be set back sufficiently from the river to allow a dike to be built in the event of an historic flood, according to Dan Soong, manager of utility programs for the City of Coquitlam.

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