In a unique undertaking, The City of Calgary is planning for the development of a new type of environmentally sustainable "business campus."
City Council's vision for the Aurora Business Park includes a strong emphasis on architectural design that incorporates the latest in environmental building technology. Integrated within the business park would be landscaping similar to that of a university campus.
To get an idea of the quality of buildings and their settings, refer to images showing the vision of the business campus in the Vision: Images of Similar Parks.
Once completed in 20 to 25 years, The Aurora Business Park is envisioned to include uses that are suitable to this business campus environment. They would include business offices, retail space, hotels, laboratory, research, packaging, and (limited) light, clean industrial facilities. Read up more on the project background.
The Aurora Business Park is located south of 96th Avenue N.E. and north of Beddington Trail, just west of Deerfoot Trail. The western flank of the proposed site fronts Harvest Hills Boulevard N.E. For more information, see the frequently asked questions.
Living near where we work
The project supports City Council's strategy of influencing traffic patterns and living near where we work, by creating suburban employment centres.
The idea is to gradually change Calgary's commuting pattern by encouraging people to live near where they work and reduce traffic congestion, especially in and out of the downtown area.
Transit planned for park
Direct and convenient transit service to the Aurora Business Park is planned with both Bus Rapid Transit and a future North Central LRT line. This will help Calgary move forward on the goal of reducing carbon emissions.
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