Phase 3 Consultation: October 1-23, 2018

We recently concluded the third phase of four-phase planning process for the Stadium Neighbourhood. This phase focused on the development of two options for the neighbourhood that evolved through public feedback, stakeholder discussions, technical analysis, and design development.

Campus and Community Planning hosted two public open houses, two resident forums in collaboration with the University Neighbourhoods Association, and an online survey. A public talk and an interactive workshop, co-facilitated with Happy City, was also held. Additionally, planning staff presented and discussed the plan options at various meetings with students, faculty, and staff, as well as continuing to work closely with advisory committees.  

In total, 437 people participated in the open houses, resident forums, workshop and/or completed the online survey.

Feedback was received at open houses, resident forums, a public workshop, roadshow presentations to faculty, students and staff, via written submissions, petitions and at committee meetings. As with all community planning processes across the region, we heard a broad range of interests and concerns regarding Stadium Neighbourhood:

  • A need for affordable living options for the UBC community;

  • The amount and height of proposed housing development;

  • The nature of green space;

  • How community services such as schools, grocery, and child care can support growth;

  • Transportation and parking;

  • Impacts of construction; and,

  • Integration of a new Thunderbird Stadium within a livable community.

Next Steps
Based on the analysis and feedback to date, three key areas will be explored further before the plan is finalized:

  1. Explore additional opportunities for UBC community housing, beyond the proposed 40% rental and faculty/staff housing;

  2. Explore community service levels, including school space, retail including grocery stores, and child care; and

  3. Further engagement with Musqueam.

The UBC Board of Governors will be provided with a status update on the plan in December through the recently reconvened Board of Governors Housing Action Plan Working Group. The Plan will then be finalized and presented to the Board for approval in 2019. This will be followed by the statutory Public Hearing and subsequent referral to the province for the necessary Land Use Plan amendments.

For More Information

Read the Summary Report for more details on Phase 3 Consultation, or visit our Documents page for all of the summary documents produced throughout the three completed phases of public consultation.

Please contact Aviva Savelson, Senior Manager, Public Engagement at aviva.savelson@ubc.ca or (604)-822-0273 if you have any questions.

You can also still learn about the proposed Plan Options or read about Phase 3 Consultation by clicking the button below.


Engagement Principles

All of our consultation processes are guided by our Engagement Principles. These principles define how we engage the public and campus community in an open conversation about the design, implementation and conclusion of public engagement.


Best Practices

Campus and Community Planning is committed to the pursuit of best practices in planning and sustainability for Stadium Neighbourhood using varied strategies for collaboration, expert input and research across diverse fields including community engagement, sustainable neighbourhood planning, urban design and landscape integration, transportation, stadium integration, and whole systems infrastructure.

Neighbourhood Plan Consultants Include:

  • Urban Strategies, Inc.: Master Plan Coordination

  • Philipps Farevaag Smallenberg: Master Planning, Landscape Architecture & Public Space Design

  • Ramsay Worden Architects: Building Typologies & Urban Design

  • Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates: Sustainable Mobility Strategies

  • Bunt Associates Transportation and Engineering: Traffic Analysis

  • BCNecologia - Agencia de Ecologia Urbana de Barcelona: Sustainability Indicators and Research

  • Carscadden, Stokes, MacDonald: Stadium Siting Feasibility


Past Events

Phase 1 Public Consultation - September 28 - October 22, 2017
Open House I, Saturday, September 30, 2017, 3pm - 6pm, Wesbrook Community Centre
Open House II, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 5pm - 8pm, Old Barn Community Centre
Open House III, Thursday, October 5, 2017, 11:00am - 2:00pm, I.K. Barber Centre

Phase 2 Public Consultation - March 26 - April 15, 2018
Open House I, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 11am – 2pm, I.K. Barber Centre
Open House II, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 4pm – 7pm, Old Barn Community Centre
Ideas Workshop, Saturday, April 7, 2018, 12pm – 4pm, BC Hydro Theatre

Phase 3 Public Consultation - October 1 - 23, 2018
UNA Neighbourhood Forum, Monday, October 1, 2018, Wesbrook Community Centre
Mandarin Language Residents Forum, October 2, 2018, Wesbrook Community Centre
Open House I, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 10am - 12pm, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre Public Talk, Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Open House 2, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 4pm – 7pm, Wesbrook Community Centre
Building Happier, Healthier Communities Workshop, October 13, 2018, 12pm - 4pm, BC Hydro Theatre