Wesbrook Place

Envisioned as an urban village in the woods, Wesbrook Place evokes a unique sense of the Pacific Northwest. UBC’s largest neighbourhood to date is a complete community that offers a wide range of amenities and services. From a community centre and school to restaurants and shops, daily needs can easily be met on foot.

UBC's largest neighbourhood, Wesbrook Place
As UBC's largest neighbourhood, Wesbrook Place has many amenities including a grocery store and community centre

Overview

Wesbrook Place neighbourhood map
Wesbrook Place neighbourhood map

Located in South Campus, Wesbrook Place is bounded by West 16th Avenue to the north, Pacific Spirit Park to the east, and the UBC Farm to the west. Housing in Wesbrook supports the UBC community with 50% of all units designated as “work-study”, meaning that at least one member of the household works or studies on campus.

The planned buildings for Wesbrook Place are approximately 50% completed.

The Neighbourhood Plan for Wesbrook Place was adopted in 2005, and amended in 2011 and 2016. The Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan outlines sustainability strategies, land uses and densities, parks and open space, circulation and transportation, design guidelines, development controls, infrastructure and servicing, and community facilities.

Download the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan

Wesbrook Place, UBC’s most ambitions neighbourhood plan to date, has set high standards for green building performance and UBC community housing provision. The Residential Environmental Assessment Program (REAP) is a UBC-specific green building rating system that was developed around the same time as Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan and applies to all residential buildings in Wesbrook Place.

Some other prominent features of Wesbrook Place neighbourhood include:

  • A high school
  • A community centre
  • Rental, family and seniors housing options, including faculty-staff rental housing
  • A commercial town centre that includes a grocery store, restaurants, cafes, shops and services
  • Pedestrian friendly streets and paths
  • Six local parks

Wesbrook Place Timeline

2005
Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan adopted
2005

Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan adopted

Guided by the Official Community Plan adopted in 1997

2010
UBC Land Use Plan adopted
2010

UBC Land Use Plan adopted

Replaced the Official Community Plan 

2013
University Hill Secondary School opens
2013

University Hill Secondary School opens

Relocated from Chancellor Boulevard 

2015
Wesbrook Community Centre opens
2015

Wesbrook Community Centre opens

Provides Wesbrook Place with fitness, recreation and event spaces

Summer 2019
South Campus Greenway receives Development Permit
Summer 2019

South Campus Greenway receives Development Permit

Integrated between UBC Farm and the neighbourhood

2020-02-10
Minor Plan Amendment - public consultation
2020-02-10

Minor Plan Amendment - public consultation

Join us to provide input on proposed minor amendments to the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan

2020-02-11
Public Open House
2020-02-11

Public Open House

Join us at an open house on Feb. 11, 4:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. | Wesbrook Village Community Centre