How can Stadium Neighbourhood be a catalyst for a more complete South Campus?
Nearby sites are not part of the Stadium Neighbourhood Plan, but future opportunities can inform planning decisions of today. Thinking beyond Stadium Neighbourhood, there are several long-term opportunities to consider, and consult on, in the next Land Use Plan update (2020).
An important north-south connection, East Mall is wide – wider than it needs to comfortably handle traffic volumes in the future. A redesigned East Mall in the future can become a quieter and safer bike and walk connection between Wesbrook Place and the academic campus as well as a front door for new academic and mixed-use buildings.
A major centre of UBC recreation and athletic programs now and in the future, there may be an opportunity to repurpose land on its edges for rental housing, public spaces, and academic uses, especially with new land from roadway redesigns. See More Housing for the University Community page for more information on recent Board of Governors discussion to explore additional affordable housing capacity for faculty, staff and students.
This site is currently leased until 2088 for forestry- related research and development projects. Once the lease is complete, what are the best ways to have this site bridge the Hawthorn and Stadium neighbourhoods?
West 16th Avenue
An important east-west connection, West 16th Avenue is oversized and a barrier for walking and bicycling and could be redesigned to improve how it supports surrounding neighbourhoods – subject to coordination with the Provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
UBC is exploring the potential for a rapid transit extension to campus with the possibility of two stations. This, combined with future mobility trends such as ridesharing and self-driving vehicles, will expand travel options and impact future transportation planning.