Chancellor Place

Also known as the Theological Neighbourhood, Chancellor Place is the result of a unique partnership between UBC and four theological colleges: Saint Mark’s, Saint Andrew’s, Carey Hall, and the Vancouver School of Theology. This neighbourhood enhances the academic and teaching missions of these four partnership colleges and integrates them with a new community.

Iona Building in Chancellor Place neighbourhood
The iconic Iona Building is a focal point in Chancellor Place neighbourhood

Overview

Chancellor place map
Chancellor Place neighbourhood map

Chancellor Place is located at the north-east boundary of campus. The neighbourhood is bounded by Chancellor Boulevard, Wesbrook Mall and Walter Gage Road, with Gage Residences to the south, and Allard School of Law to the west. The neighbourhood has a total of 975 residential units, of which:

  • 155 are purpose-built rental
  • 470 are market leasehold
  • 350 institutional residential units (i.e. student housing)

The Chancellor Place Neighbourhood Plan outlines land uses and densities, parks and open space, circulation and transportation, sustainability strategies, design guidelines, development controls, infrastructure and servicing, and community facilities.

Download the Chancellor Place Neighbourhood Plan 

The Neighbourhood Plan

Chancellor Place Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in 2001 and amended in 2011 and 2014. The Chancellor Place Neighbourhood Plan preserves the historical character of existing theological buildings and landscape while adding a range of student, faculty and staff housing. Some of the prominent features of the neighbourhood include:

  • Housing and building design that emphasizes pedestrian experience
  • A network traffic calmed neighbourhood streets that connect to nearby attractions
  • The renovation and renewal of the historic, granite-clad Iona Building
  • The retention of the chapels of St. Andrew’s, St. Mark’s and the Epiphany
  • The consolidation Vancouver School of Theology facilities
  • The enhancement open space and green areas including Theology Mall, Iona Woods and Iona Green

Chancellor Place Timeline

2001
Chancellor Place Neighbourhood adopted
2001

Chancellor Place Neighbourhood adopted

Guided by the Official Community Plan adopted in 1997

2004
Iona Building renovated
2004

Iona Building renovated

A building icon in UBC's Theological District

2010
UBC Land Use Plan adopted
2010

UBC Land Use Plan adopted

Replaced the previous Official Community Plan 

2011
Chancellor Place Neighbourhood Plan amended
2011

Chancellor Place Neighbourhood Plan amended

Included public consultation and community engagement

2014
UBC takes possession of Iona Building
2014

UBC takes possession of Iona Building

The building is now used for teaching 

2014
Chancellor Place Neighbourhood Plan amended
2014

Chancellor Place Neighbourhood Plan amended

Included public consultation and community engagement

Other Resources

 

Community Feedback

Advisory Planning Committee

Technical Advisory Committee