Gage South is a standard example (not an exceptional one) of how there’s no coherent plan in place for dealing with issues arising from UBC’s land use planning. Students have known this fact for years and are getting exhausted by it. It is encouraging that the Board of Governors finally seems to be catching on.
By approving this amendment package as presented, the board committee also endorsed putting 310,000 sq. ft. of housing in the Gage South area. Certainly, this wasn’t their intention. Board members didn’t seem aware that this was one of the major implications of their decision on the Wesbrook Place amendments. But when you put the cart before the horse, as both the board and C+CP are fond of doing, things like this are bound to happen.