Planning + Development


Community Masterplan

SFU Community Trust has been committed (and mandated) from the outset to plan and develop a community that honours the landscape and serves the university. Accordingly, the Trust began by establishing a Community Advisory Committee with membership drawn from SFU students, neighbouring residents, municipal planning staff and non-governmental organizations.

We developed a Community Vision and we conducted a major planning and design charrette in the year 2000, including four teams of urban design professionals prepared a series of conceptual designs and land use plans. The winning team, Hotson Bakker Architects (now Dialog) presented a master plan that best reflected community desires, in a way that would enable us to preserve or enhance natural habitat.


The SFU Community Trust is developing UniverCity by preparing zoned, serviced, subdivided sites to private sector developers on a prepaid, 99-year leasehold basis.

Past Developers

Having developed homes for 4,000 UniverCity residents, the Trust now has a record of successful partnerships with many of the Lower Mainland’s largest and most respected residential developers including:

Intergulf Development Group – Novo One and Novo Two                         Liberty Homes – Highland House and The Hub
Millennium Development – One University Crescent                                Mosaic Homes – Nest
Polygon Homes – Altaire, Aurora, Harmony, and Serenity                        Porte Development – Lift and Origin
Verdant – Vancity Enterprises and Resource Rethinking Building


UniverCity Resident Surveys

Since 2007, the SFU Community Trust has conducted a biennial survey of current UniverCity residents. To read each year’s survey report summary click on the following links below.

adobe-PDF-icon UniverCity Resident Survey Report 2007                            . adobe-PDF-icon UniverCity Resident Survey Report 2010
adobe-PDF-icon UniverCity Resident Survey Report 2012                             . adobe-PDF-icon UniverCity Resident Survey Report 2014