Langley set to approve TWU expansion proposal

February 13, 2012

Langley Township council is set to approve an expansion of Trinity Western University's campus and a housing development on land adjacent to the campus. The institution has plans for a "university district" including classroom space, student and faculty housing, and commercial and recreation uses on 23.4 acres of unused farm land directly across from the main campus entrance. An additional 48 acres north and west of the expansion site will be a mix of agriculture and environmental laboratory and parkland. TWU has been eyeing the properties for several years and has been in talks with the township for over 2 years about the potential expansion, says the university's associate provost. The campus is built on clay soil that cannot support highrise development, which has forced TWU to expand outward rather than upward, the official says. Vancouver Sun