New Projects on the Rise in U/D

March 22, 2023

U/D Reaching Elevated Heights with New Rental Residential Project 

On your next visit to U/D, you may see some new retailers and buildings continuing to take shape in our mindfully made community. Gracorp and Harrison Street’s purpose-built rental project Block 15 is currently on the rise.

With an official name yet to be revealed, Block 15 will boast an impressive range of rental residences and modern amenities. The complex will create a dynamic and modern architectural profile across two residential towers, which will be eight and sixteen stories at completion.

This residential building will be the largest in the neighbourhood to date, boasting a total of 303 rental units. The concrete building will offer studio (380 square feet), one bedroom (515-660 sq ft), two bedroom (700-865 sq ft) and 3-bedroom (1170 sq ft) units. 

Located at the corner of 39th St and Kovitz Ave, Block 15 residents will be seconds away from our three-acre Central Commons Park and the Retail Main Street. 

Building amenities include keyless entry, a full-service fitness facility, a dedicated study space, an indoor lounge space, secure bicycle storage and a communal 9th floor rooftop courtyard with dedicated grill space, offering stunning views of both downtown Calgary and the Rocky Mountains. 

Block 15 is poised to exceed Built Green Gold certification and will be solar ready. They hope to foster a sense of belonging among residents while also emphasizing their commitment to sustainability, incorporating eco-friendly features into the building’s design.

“We are dedicated to creating another amenity-rich, tenant-focused development that aligns with University District’s vision,” says Novy Cheema, Vice President of Real Estate at Gracorp, “We look forward to helping more Calgarians find a great place to call home in one of the city’s most desirable communities.”

Pre-leasing is anticipated to begin in May 2025. 

Block 15 joins two other purpose-built rental projects in U/D, including Aria, located above Save-On-Foods and other retailers along our Retail Main Street, and The Forge, currently under construction. The Forge will offer 92 units above a retail podium at ground level, offering one, two- and three-bedroom options with an expansive outdoor area for residents. There are also rental residences that occasionally become available at Esquire.

Another new addition soon on the rise in U/D is Dean’s Landing by Rohit Communities. Offering a combination of elevated condominiums and stacked townhomes available for purchase, the 200-unit project will start construction in the spring of 2023 with occupancy starting in the fall of 2024.

Seed N Salt Announces Future U/D Location 

And some great news for those who love local, Seed N Salt,  a quick service café providing healthy and delicious food choices, is planning a future location in U/D. They offer a wide selection of bowls, salads, breakfasts, café drinks, smoothies, craft beer and regional wines, all created with fresh ingredients. We love how Seed N Salt’s philosophy of supporting local and seasonal farmers and producers aligns with our community vision. 

With an anticipated summer/fall 2024 opening date, the restaurant café joins an already impressive selection of restaurants, retailers and eateries in U/D, and will offer quick, healthy food options for on-the-go Calgarians and visitors who never want to compromise on nutrition. 

We look forward to featuring additional details about the new Seed N Salt location closer to its opening date.  

Save the Date – Homes by Avi to launch third U/D project this May

We are excited to be launching the third residential project from Homes by Avi this May. You’re invited to join us as we celebrate at our builder launch on May 6, 2023 from 12 – 5 PM at the Discovery Centre. Join us for music, light refreshments and a few surprises. Meet the builder and enjoy a guided tour of their new show suite. Watch our social media and website for all the details and mark your calendars!

Check out all of the residential and retail options available in University District. 

We invite you to visit and explore!

Join the Discussion

Comments are moderated before being posted. Your email address is required but will not be published.

Join our email list for more information and our newsletter.
I'm interested in learning more about:
Popular Keywords
For the Love of NW Calgary: Meet U/D Residents with Deep Roots in the Area
Upcoming Events at U/D this Spring and Summer
New Builder Feature: Crystal Creek Homes Launching GUILD at University District
See All Blog Posts
2023, A year in review, active, Activity, Age-friendly community, Aging in place, Alberta, Alberta Children's Hospital, All ages, ALT Hotel, Alt Hotels, amenities, Ana Cummings, apartment rental, Aria, Artist, August, Bakeries, baking tips, Balcony, Balcony Decor, BBQ, beard grooming, Bike routes, BILD Awards, Block Party, blockbuster movie night, Bookstores, Bragg Creek, Breakfast, Brenda Stafford Foundation, Brenda Strafford Foundation, Brookfield Residential, Brunch, Bubble Tea, Bucket List, Budget, Budget conscious, Builder Launch, Building Industry and Land Development, Business, Calgary, Calgary Activities, Calgary Art, Calgary bakeries, Calgary business, Calgary community, Calgary Drinks, Calgary events, Calgary Fitness, Calgary Hearing, Calgary LRT, Calgary Parks, Calgary Real Estate, Calgary restaurants, Calgary staycation, Calgary tourism, Calgary Trails, Calgary Transit, Calgary Women, Cambridge Manor, Canada, Canada Day, Canmore, Capella, Cartwright lighting & furniture, Celebration, centerpieces, Central Commons, Charcut, charity, cineplex, Classes, Cochrane, comfort food, Community, community festival, Community Living, condo life, condos, connections, contest, cookie baking, cooking, cooking together, Creative, Crystal Creek Homes, Curious Hair, Curious Salon, Date Ideas, Date night, Decor, Decor Shops, Decor Tips, Denim & Smith, Dental, dental care, design styles, Dining, Discovery Centre, DIY, dog park, Dogs, Downsize, downsizing, downsizing tips, Easter, Eco decor, eLearning, Entertainment, environment, events, exercise, Explore, Fall, Fall Decor, fall design, family, Father's Day, Financial, fitness, fitness as we age, food, food waste, Functional Fitness, Garden Maintenance, gardening, gift guide, giving back, golf, Green Calgary, Grey Cup, Group Germain Hotels, Guide to Northwest Calgary, gym, hair grooming, Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Foods, Hearing loss, hobbies, holiday, holiday activities, Holiday Budget, holiday memories, Holiday movies, holiday parties, holiday season, holiday traditions, holiday wines, home, Home Automation, home decor, Home Maintenance, home office, Home organization, Home Ownership, Home Technology, homemade pizza, Homeowners, hosting the holidays, housing, I Can for Kids, IBI Group, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Shops, Ice Rink, inclusive, Interior Design, Interior Design for your pets, Interior Design Tips, interior lighting, International Womens Day, Isolation, Jayman BUILT, Kananaskis, kids learning, Level Playing Field, lighting, local, local business, local good, Love on Main Street, love your pet, made in Calgary, Magna, Maple, Market Wines, McKinley Burkart, meal prep, meals, mens grooming, mental health, mindful spaces, Mother's Day Brunch, Movies at home, moving, multi-generational, Nature, New at UD, New homes, New Projects, New Resident, Night Market, North Calgary, North Hill Mall, North Pond, Northwest Calgary, Northwest Calgary Brunch, Northwest Commons Park, Northwest neighbour, Northwestival, nutrition tips, NW Calgary, Office, Olympic Oval, online learning, Orangetheory, Organization, outdoors, Park n' Play Design, Parks, Partners, party hosting tips, Patio Decor, pet care, pet love, Photography, plant, plant care, play space, Playcore National Demonstration Site, playground, Programs, puppy love, rafting, real estate, recipes, redecorating, rent to own, rentals, restaurant, Retail, Retail Main Street, retailers, Rightsize, Romance, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Save-On-Foods, seasonal maintenance, senior health, Senior living, Seniors, sensory gadgets, shop local, Skating, Smaller space living, Smart Home, Sports, Spring, Spring Cleaning, Staples, Staycation, Summer Activities, Summer Food, summer getaways, sustainable design, table setting, tablescape, Thanksgiving, The Space Reclaimers, things to do, tips, Tips and Tricks, tourism calgary, townhome, townhome living, townhouse living, Trails in Northwest Calgary, travel, travel alberta, TREC Dental, U/D, UCalgary, UD Events, UD Life, UDLife, University District, University District Dental, University of Calgary, Urban Balcony, urban dog park, Urban Garden, Urban Patio Decor, Valentines Day, Vegan Cuisine, Vegan Food, Vendors, vermicomposting, Village Ice Cream, Volunteer, Volunteerism, Walking, West Campus Development Trust, Wine, wine experience, Winefest, Winsport Zipline, winter, winter activities, winter festival, Winter Fitness, winter fun, winter memories, winter pet care, winter pet care tips, winter traditions, winter warm up, Winter workout, women grooming, Women Leaders, workouts, Yard, year in review, YYC Events, YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

Discover NW Calgary's most interesting places, people and things

Visit Our Channel

Looking for something to do in NW Calgary?

Check Out Our Event Calendar

The University District blog is a resource for Calgarians who want to live, work, play, visit or buy in the northwest. We will provide you with information, stories, news and a closer look at the things that matter so you can live a more inspired, active and connected life in NW Calgary at University District… Life works here.