UniverCity Rezoning Master Plan
Burnaby, British Columbia
UniverCity at SFU is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. The main goal of the Public Realm is to pull this landscape deep into the community creating a strong sense of integration of the neighbourhood within its environment. This is achieved through maintaining forested “fingers” between several development sites, extensive landscape bump outs in the road right of ways planted with a wide variety of native and adaptive plants, careful selection of street trees, connecting the sidewalks to the existing trail network in the conservation area and the development of new trails directly within the community.
PWL’s contribution to UniverCity’s third phase will see the continued development of the concepts of liveability and environmental responsibility for this model sustainable community at Simon Fraser University. As with the first two phases, the third phase of rezoning will focus on stormwater management, native planting, engaging public spaces, and distinctive hardscape treatments.