The Omega: Student housing not included in new campus buildings

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Nov 1, 2016 | Jared MacArthur

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Speaking to the housing developments at UBC, David Eby, the B.C. NDP housing critic and MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey, said that because of certain factors, UBC is not subject to the same inclusionary zoning rules as other institutions in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, and he says, “if they wanted to build nothing but market housing on long term leases they could do that and that’s obviously a problem.”

While UBC isn’t subject to the same inclusionary zoning restrictions that Vancouver is, it has, however, enforced its own rules for any new housing developments on campus grounds, which say that a developer must set aside a certain percentage of a building’s units as affordable housing aimed at accommodating those in the university community.

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Student housing not included in new campus buildings