South Campus Neighbourhood Amendment Process

In 2011, UBC undertook a process to amend the neighbourhood plan for Wesbrook Place.

Description

In 2011, UBC undertook a process to amend the neighbourhood plan for Wesbrook Place (the South Campus Neighbourhood Plan), which was adopted in 2005. The amendments were done to help achieve a more sustainable community and transfer some of the housing density from UBC Farm, which has been retained for sustainability teaching, research and innovation. Changes to the existing South Campus Neighbourhood Plan (Wesbrook Place) were needed to bring it into alignment with the Land Use Plan.

Two important accomplishments of the Land Use Plan amendments in 2011 made it possible to:

  • Increase housing choices and improve housing affordability for our faculty, staff and students, thereby contributing to the creation of a more sustainable community
  • Transfer housing density from the UBC Farm and other areas to support sustainable community development and UBC’s academic mission

To achieve the vision of the Land Use Plan, UBC developed neighbourhood plans for new family housing communities. The purpose of the neighbourhood plans is to provide detail on the types and locations of housing, shops, services and amenities.

The South Campus Neighbourhood Plan guides the development of the neighbourhood more commonly known as Wesbrook Place. The South Campus Neighbourhood Plan was first adopted in 2005, after a planning process which included guidance and input from a multi-stakeholder working group, Advisory Planning and Technical Advisory committees and public consultation (open houses, media updates, website information, and online feedback).

The Advisory Planning Committee was made up of community stakeholders and advised on the development of the amendments.

The Technical Advisory Committee was composed of agency stakeholders and provided advice on technical issues, such as infrastructure and transportation. 

Public Consultation

Phase 1: June 2011

Phase 1 of the South Campus Neighbourhood Plan amendment process took place in June 2011, with online consultation and a public open house that was held on June 28th. The purpose of the open house was to introduce the objectives of the amendment process. Feedback forms were also available online until July 8th, 2011.

Consultation Summary Report

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

Phase 2: September 2011

As part of Phase 2 of public consultation on this process, a public open house took place on September 21st from 4-6:30pm at MBA House in Wesbrook Place. In addition to the public open house, the public was invited to provide feedback online until September 30th, 2011.

Consultation Summary Report

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

Phase 3: October/November 2011

Public consultation for Phase 3 of the South Campus Neighbourhood Plan amendments process took place from October 21 to November 3, 2011.

A Neighbourhood Community Information Session was held on October 27th, 2011 and a Public Open House and formal Question and Answer Session was held on November 1st, 2011. Both events were held at the MBA House in South Campus.

To read the Consideration Memorandum of Consultation Input, click here.

To read the Public Open House display boards, click here.

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