The scenarios were developed during an intensive design workshop, or charrette, held in late January that involved UBC staff and technical consultants, students, stakeholders and members of the UBC Planning Advisory Committee.
At the charrette, participants shared their understanding of the site and its place in the overall campus as well as best practices from their areas of expertise. Tables of participants then worked to conceptualize preliminary site plans to address the guiding principles and the directions from the consultation process to date.
The three scenarios all share:
- 1,500,000 square feet of residential floor area – enough development to support the UBC academic mission, deliver a new stadium, and increase the amount of rental and non-market housing (40% of units)
- A similar mix of housing and other land uses illustrated with five high rise (22 storey) towers and the remainder in six storey wood frame buildings
- A stadium with 5,000 permanent seats plus space for supporting facilities
- A proposed link between Main Mall and the future greenway to Pacific Spirit Park
In addition, different approaches to the design of East Mall and West 16th Avenue and for potential futures for the Thunderbird Park are illustrated. However, they are not part of the Stadium Neighbourhood Plan.