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Posting Date: 2022-05-12

*NEW* Menno Hall Rezoning Application

  • Click here for the Public Consultation Notification; written comments accepted up to end of business day June 15th, 2022.

Posting Date: 2022-05-03

Notice of Construction

Wesbrook Mall Upgrade

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is upgrading Wesbrook Mall from April to September 2022. As such, residents are advised that road closures will be in effect in the area of Chancellor Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall during this period. Traffic disruptions should be expected, and you may be required to use alternative routes through the area – please remember to follow all directional signage and traffic control personnel.

For more information you can visit planning.ubc.ca/wesbrook-mall-upgrades.


Posting Date: 2022-05-03

*NEW* Cannabis Retail Rezoning Application Approved

  • Click here for the UEL Bylaw Amendment
  • Click here for the Notice of Intent to Enact Bylaws
  • Click here for further information regarding the rezoning application to allow for the conditional use of a non-medical cannabis retail store at 5784 University Boulevard

Posting Date: 2022-04-29

UEL Fees Bylaw

  • Click here for the new UEL Fees Bylaw, effective April 1st, 2022, per Ministerial Order M97

Posting Date: 2022-04-29

Updated UEL Official Community Plan

  • Click here for the updated UEL Official Community Plan reflecting the Area D Neighbourhood Plan bylaw amendments, amended by Ministerial Order M164

Posting Date: 2022-04-29

Updated Land Use, Building and Community Administration Bylaw

  • Click here for the updated UEL Land Use, Building and Community Administration Bylaw reflecting the Area D Neighbourhood Plan bylaw amendments per Ministerial Order M164, and the new UEL Fees bylaw per Ministerial Order M97

Posting Date: 2022-04-29

Updated Works and Services Bylaw

  • Click here for the updated UEL Works and Services Bylaw reflecting the Area D Neighbourhood Plan bylaw amendments per Ministerial Order M164, and the new UEL Fees bylaw per Ministerial Order M97

leləm Child Daycare Rezoning Application

  • Click here for the Public Consultation Notification; written comments accepted up to end of business day March 30, 2022

Cannabis Retail Rezoning Application
  • Click here for the Notice of Intent to Enact Bylaws
  • Click here for further information regarding the rezoning application to allow for the conditional use of a non-medical cannabis retail store at 5784 University Boulevard

Proposed Official Community Plan Amendments related to the CAC and ADP
  • Click here for Referral of Draft Bylaw Amendments to the Official Community Plan related to Community Advisory Council and Advisory Design Panel; written comments accepted up to end of business day March 4, 2022.

Ministerial Order to create the UEL Community Centre Advisory Board
  • Click here for the signed Ministerial Order number M523 to create a Community Centre Advisory Board

CONSTRUCTION NOISE

In the UEL, construction, repair, excavation or demolition of a building or street is permitted between 7:30am and 7:00pm, Monday through Friday, 9:00am and 4:00pm Saturdays, excluding Statutory Holidays. Schedule 6: Noise Control Bylaw of the UEL Land Use, Building and Community Administration Bylaw addresses the issue of noise. 


SLOPE STABILITY AND PROTECTION GEOTECHNICAL REPORT

NEW FOR AREA B The UEL has a new Geotechnical and Stormwater Requirement Policy for any proposed development in Area B. Please review the AECOM Area B Slope Stability and Protection Geotechnical Data Report, April 2019 and contact the UEL office for more information.


PARKING METER PAYMENT UPGRADES

In addition to the coin operated parking meters, the UEL have implemented an electronic payment option for parking using HONK Mobile. This service will be available for existing and repurposed parking spaces at the Marketplace and along the west side of Acadia between Toronto and Ortona Road. The application will enable users to pay for or top up parking from their phone or tablet. Signage has been installed and the service is now active.


NEW GARBAGE SCHEDULES

The new garbage schedules for Area A and Areas B & C are now available. For more information, click here.


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Is your household prepared for an emergency?

It is important to know the risks, make a plan and get a kit. Access our Emergency Preparedness page to learn more and find out how to build or buy an emergency kit.


ENERGY REBATES

New incentives are available for retrofits and new buildings at EfficiencyBC. EfficiencyBC makes it fun and easy! A one-stop application for EfficiencyBC, BC Hydro and FortisBC. Use the easy search tool to find incentives tailored to your project and support the reduction of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. EfficiencyBC is funded by the Province of BC and the Government of Canada.


INTEGRATED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

The UEL is in the process of creating an Integrated Stormwater Management Plan (ISMP). The plan is for the developed areas of the UEL (not Pacific Spirit Regional Park) which predominantly drain northward to Burrard Inlet.

The Stage 1 report has been completed. Click here to read the report.

The Stage 2 report has been completed. Click here to read the report.


PARKING DECALS FOR RESIDENTIAL AREA'S A & B

Are you a resident of Area A or B? Was your parking decal acquired before August 2015? The older white decals are being phased out. Please come to the UEL Administration Office with proof of residence and your vehicle’s registration to obtain a new RED (Area A) or BLUE (Area B) parking decal.


MULTI-FAMILY PARKING DECALS - HOW TO OBTAIN ONE

Parking decals are available for multi-family residents who are eligible. To renew your parking permit, the following documents MUST be presented:

1. VALID ICBC VEHICLE INSURANCE with current UEL address. Resident should be listed either as the vehicle owner or principal operator; plus:

2. COPY OF CURRENT UTILITY BILL  (i.e. Telephone, Hydro or Cable Bill) showing your name and current UEL address or your tenancy agreement.

NOTE: Parking permits expire September 30 of each year. Vehicles parked in a multi-family zone without a valid parking permit may be towed without warning. Parking permits are obtained from the UEL Administration Office, located at 5495 Chancellor Boulevard.


CHAFER BEETLE

Many people have commented on the chafer beetle infestation in the lawn in front of the UEL Administration building. The beetle’s larva are popular with crows, skunks, raccoons and other creatures who dig up the lawn to get at the larva.

Chafer beetle infestation has been moving this way for more than a decade and can be seen in many parts of the UEL. There are chemical and biological treatments available as integrated pest management options. None of them completely eliminate the problem as it is so wide-spread.

There are a number of good websites describing the problem and potential solutions. As we are a provincial agency, we’ll provide a couple of provincial websites as a starting point:

Other resources:

Residents are advised to discuss treatment options with their landscape professional and to make sure whichever treatment option is chosen, that they ensure the applicator is certified and compliant with pest management regulations. The UEL Administration does NOT oversee pesticide regulation or treatment.

If you are planning to treat for chafer beetle next season be a good neighbour and keep your neighbours informed as to what you are doing. Some folks are particularly sensitive to certain chemicals and will appreciate advance notice. Other neighbours may want to coordinate with you on treatment options.


RCMP BLOCK WATCH PROGRAM

For information pertaining to the Block Watch Program in the University Endowment Lands, please call the UBC RCMP at:

Phone: 604-224-1322
Fax:    604-224-4759

General information regarding the Block Watch Program can be found here.


SNOW REMOVAL POLICY

The UEL has updated its Snow Removal Policy in response to the recent weather events. Residents and business owners are asked to review the policy, located here.