Major projects significantly impact the built environment because of their size and footprint. Plan amendments may be required
Minor projects have a limited impact on the built environment due to their size or scope.
Projects that relate to UBC’s core academic mission, such as the construction of teaching and research facilities, and student residences, are considered institutional development and are evaluated in the context of University policies and guidelines. These include the Land Use Plan, Vancouver Campus Plan, and Green Building Action Plan. The project must also comply with any site-specific design briefs.
Projects located on building sites where a neighbourhood plan has been approved are considered neighbourhood, or non-institutional development, and evaluated against the UBC Land Use Plan, relevant Neighbourhood Plans, the Green Building Action Plan, and the Development Handbook.
Each type of development project has a different Development Permit Application process.
Learn more by clicking on the type of project below to get more information about the detailed process: