Pacific Residences

The proposal is for a new student housing project to be located adjacent to the existing Gage Apartments along Wesbrook Mall and Student Union Boulevard. The project consists of student housing; office space for UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services; and amenity space including café/fitness space.


Walter H. Gage Residence, 5959 Student Union Boulevard

  • DP application and plans received January 8, 2019
  • Advisory Urban Design Panel Presentation held on January 10, 2019
  • Development Review Committee presentation to be held on January 17, 2019.
  • Public Consultation - Open Houses were held on February 26, 2019 between 11:30am - 1:00pm and 4:30 - 6:00 PM in the Concourse, UBC Life Building, 6138 Student Union Boulevard.  We also provided updates and an opportunity to engage on potential design concepts for Walter Gage Road at the public open houses. For more information about this project, please go here.
    • Public Comment Period February 12 - March 5, 2019
  • Advisory Urban Design Panel (Final) Presentation was held on March 18, 2019.
  • DP Resubmission received May 25, 2019
  • DP Architectural Resubmission 2 received August 29, 2019



The approximately 34,500m2 project is comprised of up to 970 student beds that also includes office space for Student Housing and Hospitality Services and associated amenity and services spaces.

The Walter Gage Infill Student Residences Project (Pacific Residence) is one component of a campus-wide program to substantially increase the number of beds available to students enrolled at UBC. The specific mandate of the project is to create approximately 1000 new beds for upper year students and to accommodate approximately 1,700 square meters of office space for Student Housing and Hospitality Services. The strategy for accommodating this program is to build a consistent form around the south and east perimeter of the existing Walter Gage precinct, where surface parking lots and berms are currently located. 



  • UBC Properties Trust
  • Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Manager, Development Services
(604) 822-1586