Municipal Rezoning and Land Use Proposal (2018)

Municipal plan amendment application and proposed antenna tower

UNB is pursuing two land management activities to facilitate potential future developments within the UNB Woodlot.

Activity 1: UNB is seeking to rezone an area located in the UNB Woodlot near Knowledge Park Drive to Research and Advanced Technology (RT) zone. This will allow us to access a municipal service easement and facilitate future development. These lands are currently classified in the City of Fredericton Municipal Plan as Endowment Conservation and Endowment Development zones. The municipal services easement currently lies just within the UNB Endowment Conservation zone on the north side of Knowledge Park Drive.

UNB is preparing an application to rezone this area in the City of Fredericton Municipal Plan. All comments will be reviewed and a summary will be provided in the public engagement report that will be submitted with the application for a municipal plan amendment. Please note that there will be additional opportunities for the public to provide input on the application once it is submitted to the City of Fredericton, in accordance with the provincial Community Planning Act.

Activity 2: UNB is seeking to lease land for potential placement of an antenna tower within the UNB Woodlot on the southeast side of the Trans-Canada Highway within the City of Fredericton limits and adjacent to the Village of New Maryland. No municipal plan or zoning amendments are required to support this development.

UNB will be hosting information sessions on Feb. 12 and 13 to give the public, faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to offer feedback and ask questions about these activities. Information sessions will be held at the following times and locations:

  • Monday, Feb. 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the Grant Harvey Community Room, 600 Knowledge Park Drive. Open to the public.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 12-2 p.m. at the Alumni Memorial Building, 13 Bailey Dr. Open to UNB faculty, staff, and students.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the Alumni Memorial Building, 13 Bailey Dr. Open to the public.

If you’re unable to attend one of the information sessions, UNB still welcomes your feedback. Comments will be accepted until Feb. 26, 2018. Email your comments to or send them by mail to:

University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Attn: John Bigger, Associate Vice President, Campus Operations

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