Vancouver City Council has confirmed their support for the UBC SkyTrain Extension while endorsing a potential route that allows for the creation of Jericho Lands Station.
In a 9-1 vote late Tuesday afternoon, city council endorsed the route recommended by city staff that would enable an on-site station near the core of the Jericho Lands neighbourhood development.
The Jericho Lands is within the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
It is a 90-acre site located in West Point Grey and is bound by West 4th Avenue, Highbury Street, West 8th Avenue, and West Point Grey Park.
Councillor Colleen Hardwick voted in opposition, while Mayor Kennedy Stewart was absent from the decision.
To fulfill Jericho Lands Station, replacing the long envisioned Sasamat Station, the extension of the Millennium Line from the 2025-built Arbutus Station would continue westward along West Broadway onto West 8th Avenue at Alma Street instead of transitioning to West 10th Avenue.
City council’s support does not finalize the route and alignment of the Millennium Line extension west of Arbutus Station to reach the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus.
The decision is simply a recommendation to TransLink, which will then begin the process to weigh the varying benefits and costs of the UBC SkyTrain Extension route and alignment options.
Last modified: March 31, 2022