Deliberately underestimating population numbers by 20-40% is one of the more irresponsible and dishonest things C+CP has tried to do. Twice.
Martha Piper Plaza is both a wonderful tribute to UBC’s 11th President, in both a sincere and snarky way.
Here’s an idea to make the future of the UBC Farm even more secure: put it into BC’s Agricultural Land Reserve.
Everything Old is New Again
“UBC is experiencing an increasing number of requests for new voice-based cellular installations on campus and in the adjacent university neighbourhoods.”
Using graphic language from the world of railroads, leaders of the University Endowment Lands community sought to articulate their concerns about the coming development of a large tract of UEL forest by Musqueam First Nation at a meeting on July 16th.
Would UBC break the law to fulfill their market housing ambitions?
“The recommended … amendments to the Land Use Plan are the designation of the current ‘Area Under Review’ to ‘Academic’ which will allow student housing.”
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.
Dear President Toope, would you like to sign my petition?