North Campus

Home to Cecil Green Park, Green College, the Museum of Anthropology, Norman Mackenzie House and other academic buildings, North Campus has educational, heritage and ecological value.

Vision

To create a safe, accessible neighbourhood with a strong sense of place and connection to the West Coast environment.

Location

North Campus is located north of NW Marine Drive and is surrounded by Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

Status

In progress.

Timeline

Ongoing.

Background

North Campus has been designated as a ‘Special Plan Area’ primarily for institutional use. It is an area characterized by leisure and learning opportunities, where nature meets culture to give a strong sense of place. North Campus is home to the renowned Museum of Anthropology as well as Cecil Green Park and Coach House.

In 2004, a comprehensive Hydrogeological and Cliff Erosion Assessment was completed as part of the neighbourhood planning process. Because of its proximity to the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, environmental protection and stewardship will always be a priority in any planning related to the North Campus neighbourhood.

Features

Here are some of the prominent features of the North Campus neighbourhood:

  • Natural areas: Cecil Green Park and Coach House, Nitobe Memorial Garden and Wreck Beach
  • Norman MacKenzie House, University President’s residence

Housing

This neighbourhood is currently designated for institutional and administrative uses and student housing is provided at Green College.

Density

This neighbourhood is designated for institutional and administrative uses only.

Approval

The plan for this neighbourhood was approved in November 2004. Some housekeeping updates may be required from time to time to remain consistent with the Land Use Plan.

Additional Information

To guide the development of the North Campus Neighbourhood Plan, an Advisory Planning Committee and UBC Technical Advisory Committee were formed.