Neighbourhood association established by university
Members elected by residents will help shape and direct public amenities
UBC is creating a University Neighbourhood Association as a form of a
community-based model of governance for the area's residents.
Creation of the association was recently approved by UBC's Board of
The association will have an elected board that will act independently of
UBC to determine the municipal amenities and services for residents.
It is expected that the association will be in place next year.
The Board also approved the final draft of the Comprehensive Community Plan
(CCP) which will guide development of the 400 hectares of university
It outlines plans for developing a community that includes housing and commerce
around academic centres to benefit surrounding communities and the region.
The draft now goes to the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) for
review to ensure compliance with the Official Community Plan (OCP) for
If adopted, the CCP will assist in the preparation of more detailed
neighbourhood plan proposals.
The OCP is the framework for long-term development on the UBC
campus. It sets objectives for land use and transportation and in particular
for non-institutional development.
The OCP was approved in 1997 by the university and the GVRD after
a comprehensive consultative process involving the public and interest groups
on- and off-campus.
For more information on the Official Community Plan and Comprehensive Community
Plan visit www.ocp.ubc.ca.