MacLeod Building Renewal

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macleod building
The proposal is to conduct exterior and interior renovations to upgrade the existing MacLeod Building and landscape.

Development Permit

DP20009

Location

2356 Main Mall

Proponents

  • Infrastructure Development Project Services

Feedback Form:

Due to precautions in place for COVID-19, public consultation will take place online. In lieu of a public open house, please review project materials and submit comments or questions via the feedback form below by April 9, 2020. All questions and answers will be posted on this page.  

Questions/Comments Response
When is the building going to be finished? Can some classes still remain operational in the building as renovations are being done or the whole building will be shut down until the end of the construction? The building is currently targeted to commence construction in summer 2020 and targeted completion by summer 2022. There will be no classes or access to the building during this time.
Given the gender imbalance in ECE and goals for changing it, why not have washrooms with fully-enclosed toilets and shared sinks, rather than discriminatory single-gender washrooms?  UBC is currently undertaking a campus-wide consultation to determine standards for inclusive/gender neutral washrooms on campus. In response to the study's early findings, washrooms in this Renewal Project have been designed to offer a variety of washroom experiences to cater to UBC's diverse population of users. Typologies include gendered spaces, a gender neutral washroom and individual (accessible) toilet rooms that offer increased privacy. 
I worry that the makerspace will not be easily accessible or will be impossibly-oversubscribed. The department of ECE is responsible for determining the size of the makerspace relative to their program requirements. Comment has been forwarded to them for review & consideration.  
Please please please please use option 2 - concrete precast panels instead of the aluminum composite panels for the facade. Thank you The project is exploring options for the replacement of the exterior envelope of the building and is currently assessing pros and cons of each and will make a determination balancing multiple competing project drivers.

 

Contact

Karen Russell

Manager, Development Services
(604) 822-1586

Attachments

Timeline

March 2020
Application
March 2020

Application

Development Permit application received March 20, 2020

March/April 2020
Online Public Comment Period
March/April 2020

Online Public Comment Period

Comment period open online March 26 - April 9, 2020.

June 2020
Development Permit Issuance
June 2020

Development Permit Issuance

Development permit issued June 8, 2020.