Academic institutions such as Harvard, Oxford, Yale, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia have developed thriving and vibrant communities that combine campus life with local culture, unique architecture and amenities for both businesses and residents.
University District draws on the successes of these global academic communities, while applying local elements that are sensitive to the needs of Calgarians.
— Mayor Naheed Nenshi
The community will be environmentally sound, socially responsible and financially solid over the long term. It will build on the character of the neighbourhoods that surround the university, while aiming to strengthen the contribution the campus makes to the Calgary community as a whole.
As Calgary continues to expand its national and international reputation as a destination for business, culture and lifestyle, University District will emerge as a new focal point next door to the University of Calgary. A product of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, University District promises to be a landmark that will take Calgary to the next level as a global destination.
With a mix of residential, retail, office, health and community uses, the new community will be celebrated as one of Calgary’s most livable communities, while offering sustainability in terms of its social, economic and environmental impact. It will be a place for people and a hub of activity and energy.
University District will also respect the history of the nearby campus and the surrounding communities, while being mindful of the needs and aspirations of future generations.