Model of the new proposed hydrogen fuelling station. Photo courtesy of UBC.
March 3, 2021 Blog, Community, News

UBC Campus and Community Planning has informed the UNA that it is proposing to build a new hydrogen fuelling station on Thunderbird Blvd. on the site of the Outdoor Basketball Court.

The UNA has expressed its concern about the removal of this vital community amenity – an important outdoor gathering place that is used by residents from across the UNA. Board and staff members have been in discussions with UBC and have confirmed UBC’s commitment to:

  • Ensure that construction of the hydrogen station will not commence until a relocated court is in place and that there is no disruption to basketball court access;
  • Ensure the replacement court provides a like for like outcome;
  • Work with the UNA on this process including site selection;
  • Ensure that the development permit for the replacement court will include public engagement.

The UNA will continue to actively engage UBC on this matter and will update the community with any further developments.

UBC is soliciting public comments regarding the project until March 4, 2021 through their website.

Please note that the construction activity that is currently taking place close to the Thunderbird Parkade is an expansion of infrastructure to support electrical vehicle charging and will not disrupt access to the basketball court.