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.
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.
|UniverCity Resident Survey Report 2007 .||UniverCity Resident Survey Report 2010|
|UniverCity Resident Survey Report 2012 .||UniverCity Resident Survey Report 2014|