Gage South and Environs

The Gage South + Environs planning process included numerous opportunities for campus stakeholders and the broader community to provide input on the future layout of the Gage South + Environs area.

Description

During the UBC Land Use Plan amendment process in early 2010, students expressed concern over future land use for the former Gage South Neighbourhood area as non-market rental housing for faculty, staff, and students.

In response, UBC recognized the request to revisit the area’s future land use in an updated context and re-designated it as an ‘Area Under Review’, until future planning could be undertaken. A comprehensive multi-phase planning process took place from Fall 2011 – Spring 2012.

The Gage South + Environs area is adjacent to the main gateway of campus and will be home to significant investments in the coming years.

Within the ‘Study Area’, various academic program demands needed to be considered and balanced, including:

  • A new aquatic centre to meet the growing needs of the campus community
  • A permanent diesel bus loop
  • Open area bookable recreational space for student and other events (MacInnes Field)

The Gage South + Environs planning process also considered the inclusion of non-market rental housing for faculty, staff and students in the ‘Area Under Review’.

Public Consultation

The Gage South + Environs planning process included numerous opportunities for campus stakeholders and the broader community to provide input on the future layout of the Gage South + Environs area.

This planning process took place in three distinct phases, with each planning phase including opportunities for input from campus stakeholders (through the Gage South + Environs Working Group) and the broader community.

The Gage South + Environs Working Group is an advisory group composed of key stakeholders affected by changes in the area. It includes representatives from the following key stakeholders as well as staff from relevant departments within UBC (e.g. Athletics and Recreation, Enrolment Services, Infrastructure Development).

  • Students (undergraduate and graduate)
  • UBC Athletics and Recreation
  • TransLink
  • University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA)
  • University Endowment Lands (UEL)

Phase 1: November 15-29, 2011

In this first phase of public consultation, participants were invited to comment on the elements and tradeoffs presented in four layout concepts: Concepts A, B, C and D. A Public Open House took place on Thursday, March 1st from 4:00p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Ponderosa Centre.

Consultation Summary Report

The consultation summary of feedback received in this phase is available below:

Phase 2: February 27-March 7, 2012

In the second phase of public consultation, one proposed layout showing the locations for the new UBC Aquatic Centre, the diesel bus loop and parking, and open air bookable recreational space (MacInnes Field) for the Gage South + Environs 'Study Area' was presented. To view the Open House display boards, click here. Two identical public workshops were held on November 24th at the Ponderosa Centre. The first workshop was held from 1:00pm-4:00pm and the second workshop was held from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Consultation Summary Report

The consultation summary of feedback received in this phase is available below:

Public Hearing: April 25, 2012

The scope of the Gage South ‘Area Under Review’ Public Hearing was limited to the land use designation for the Gage South ‘Area Under Review’. Read the complete Consideration Memorandum of Consultation Input (Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C), and click here to learn more about the Public Hearing on Land Use Plan Amendments 2012.

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