- On April 14th, 2016, the UBC Board of Governors approved the amendment to the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan. The information here describes the consultation process that was undertaken with the campus community in Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 and includes reports of what we heard at each phase of consultation.
Resulting from these approvals, an amendment to the UBC Development Handbook is now required to align it with the Board-approved amendment to the Neighbourhood Plan. Amendments to the Handbook have been made by C+CP staff and, as per Policy 92 procedures, are now available for public comment for the next 30 days.
UBC, working with the UNA, has undertaken a process to develop a more detailed design vision for the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood. The purpose of this public consultation was to:
- present the draft Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Design Vision Supplement to the campus community for feedback prior to publication, and
- seek feedback on a proposed consequential amendment to the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan that will allow for a broader variety of housing types on the remaining sites in Wesbrook Place.
Consultation took place online from February 4 - 26, 2016, and a public open house took place on February 11 at the Wesbrook Community Centre from 4:30 - 7pm.
The process to develop a more detailed design vision for the Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood follows up on a commitment that UBC made to the UNA. With just over half of Wesbrook Place built, now is a good time to take a look at the development to date and check in with the community on what is working well and what might need to be improved with regard to neighbourhood design.
This phase of consultation follows up on earlier consultation that took place in 2013 with UBC’s Advisory Urban Design Panel and the development community and October 2015, when we asked for input from the Wesbrook Place community, as well as neighbouring stakeholders and the broader campus community, on their experience of Wesbrook Place as it relates to the design of buildings, open space and landscape design, streetscapes and other features that can enhance neighbourhood livability.
*Please note that no changes to the UBC Land Use Plan and no net change to planned overall residential floor space within the Neighbourhood Plan area are being considered.
Here are easy links to more information on the draft Design Vision Supplement and proposed amendment to the Neighbourhood Plan:
- Background + Scope
- Process + Timeline
- Design Principles for Wesbrook Place
- Draft Wesbrook Place Design Vision Supplement
- Proposed Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood Plan Amendment
- Share Your Ideas! (Public Consultation)
Questions about the process? Please contact Gabrielle Armstrong, Senior Manager, Public Engagement at email@example.com or 604-822-9984.