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.
Current and Past Developers
Having developed homes for 5,000 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, Novo Two, The Peak, and Terraces at The Peak||Liberty Homes – Highland House, The Hub, CentreBlock, and Crescent Court|
|Millennium Development – One University Crescent||Mosaic Homes – Nest, Fraser, and Hamilton|
|Polygon Homes – Altaire, Aurora, Harmony, Serenity, and Veritas||Porte Communities – Lift and Origin|
|Vancity Enterprises and Resource Rethinking Building – Verdant||Eighth Avenue Development Group – Oslo|
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|
|UniverCity Resident Survey Report 2016.||UniverCity Resident Survey Report 2019|