Pacific Student Residence - tə šxwhəleləm̓s tə k̓waƛ̓kwəʔaʔɬ
The Pacific Residence project, located adjacent to and infilling around the Walter Gage Residence, has been identified in the Student Housing Growth Plan as an opportunity for relatively fast delivery of new student residence beds to meet significant demand.
The project added 940 residence beds for upper-year students in five new buildings (“houses”) located on the south and east perimeter of the Walter Gage Residence complex. It also includes academic and social spaces to support community and connectivity outside of the classroom. Pacific Residence allows for greater vibrancy with a new public realm. It will consist of generously planted areas, multi-purpose lawn areas, including a revitalized Gage Court, smaller plazas and walkways, lighting, and integrated site furniture, which will encourage use throughout all seasons.
With the removal of approximately 110 grade-level parking stalls and the addition of over 2,600 new beds in the precinct (Brock Commons Tallwood House, Exchange Residence, Pacific Residence, and Brock Commons Phase 2), a parking analysis was undertaken to determine whether to incorporate new resident and guest parking as part of the project. This precinct-level analysis included understanding current conditions, trends and context, interpreting existing UBC policy, and developing potential supply and demand scenarios. As a result of this study, the Pacific Residence project includes approximately 185 new, below-grade parking stalls serving the new developments of Pacific Residence, Exchange Residence, Tall Wood and Brock Commons Phase 2.