Model of the new proposed hydrogen fuelling station. Photo courtesy of UBC.
April 9, 2021 Governance, News

Last month, UBC Campus and Community Planning informed the UNA that it is proposing to build a new hydrogen fuelling station on the site of the Outdoor Basketball Court on Thunderbird Blvd. The UNA expressed its concern about the removal of this basketball court and UBC confirmed its 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.

Since then, UBC staff have completed a review of potential relocation sites for the basketball court and have proposed that a replacement court be developed on a portion of the TEF 3 parking lot at the corner of Health Sciences Mall and Thunderbird Blvd.

A report with a summary of the proposed site has been submitted to the Board and can be found here.

UBC staff will be delivering a more detailed report at the next UNA Board meeting on April 20, 2021. The agenda and details on how to attend that meeting will be posted on the UNA website on April 15.

If you wish to submit written feedback to the Board prior to the meeting, you may do so by emailing communications@myuna.ca by April 14, 12 p.m.

If you wish to address the Board as a delegation, you can do so by emailing Marta Mikolajczyk at marta.mikolajczyk@myuna.ca.

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