Wesbrook Place Design Vision Supplement + Neighbourhood Plan Amendment

From 2013 to 2016, UBC worked with the campus community, UNA, stakeholders and the development community to create a draft Design Vision Supplement for the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan. An amendment to the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan was also proposed for a broader variety of housing types.

Description

UBC, working along with the UNA and the broader campus community, undertook a process to create a draft Design Vision Supplement for the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan. With approximately forty per cent of the development sites built or under design and approximately eighty per cent of the parks and green streets built within the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood, the draft was prepared as an amendment to the Plan, ensuring that the remainder of the building sites meet the needs of the Neighbourhood. The draft also provides a more detailed design vision for the Plan, as well as further direction to the Plan’s design guidelines. The amendment proposed is limited to a map in the Neighbourhood Plan, called P-10 (located towards the end of the document), which illustrates how floor space is allocated and how height is permitted on a lot-by-lot basis in the neighbourhood.

Public consultation to develop a more detailed design for the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood was conducted in three phases. Phase One took place in 2013 where Campus and Community Planning held a series of workshops with UBC’s Advisory Urban Design Panel and the development community. Phase Two consulted the campus community, particularly Wesbrook Place residents, on what would work well in neighbourhood design and where opportunities for improvements could take place. Phase Three presented the draft design version document to the public after using the feedback gained from the previous two consultations. 

To view the draft for the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan Design Vision Supplement, click here for the document.

Public Consultation

Public consultation on the development of the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Design Vision Supplement took place in three phases:

Phase 1 (2013)

In the first phase, a series of workshops were held with UBC’s Advisory Urban Design Panel, and developers and their design teams that had worked on UBC projects.

Phase 2 (October 2015)

In the second phase, a series of workshops, similar in format to the 2013 workshops, were held with UNA residents, adjacent stakeholders and other interested members of the campus community. The process to engage neighbourhood residents was designed in collaboration with the UNA.

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

Phase 3 (February 2016)

In the third phase, a public open house and online consultation with the campus community on the draft Wesbrook Place Design Vision Supplement and proposed Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan Amendment.

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

Next Steps

In 2016, the Design Vision Supplement was approved by UBC’s Board of Governors and now serves as a companion document for the Neighbourhood Plan.

As a supporting document to the Neighbourhood Plan, the detailed design vision will include principles for development, without being site specific. Should site-specific changes be required, a second process to amend the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan will take place, including consultation with the campus community.

Attachments

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