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University District (formerly West Campus) Outline Plan Overview, Urban Design Manual and Current Development Applications

Outline Plan O​verview

The City of Calgary has approved an Outline Plan/Land Use Amendment Application (LOC2013-0062) to redesignate (rezone) and subdivide lands referred to as “West Campus,” located immediately to the west of the University of Calgary's Main Campus, in northwest Calgary.

The application was by West Campus Development Trust, a trust created by the University of Calgary to oversee the development.

The developer has the intention of building a community that integrates and enhances the university experience while harmonizing with the surrounding communities and Calgary as a whole. The University District proposes 75 hectares of undeveloped land into a mix of commercial and residential space, including approximately 6,100 multi-family homes (such as apartments, condominiums, townhouses and rowhouses), 1.5 million square feet of office space and 250,000 square feet of retail space. The developer anticipates the construction will take 15 to 20 years to complete.

Urban Design Manual

In collaboration with the City of Calgary, a design guideline document was completed and accepted for information by Calgary Planning Commission on November 3, 2016.
The Urban Design Manual further guides the comprehensive development of the University District to ensure alignment with policy, efficiency and consistency in the future permitting process and to provide a higher quality public realm and built form.

Get In​volved

West Campus Development Trust completed an extensive community engagement process prior to submitting its application to The City so that community members and stakeholders could have input into the future of University District.​

You can still provide your feedback in the following ways:

  1. Contact City Staff
    Joseph Silot
    Planner 2, Community Planning North​​​​​

  2. Contact your Councillor

  3. Attend a public hearing of Council on future Council items
    Anyone wishing to address Council on a future Council item may do so for a period of five minutes​. If you would like to distribute additional material at the meeting, please supply the City Clerk with 35 copies at the time of presentation. Additional material requires the approval of the Mayor before distribution to Members of Council. Please refer to this brochure for more information or contact the City Clerk at 403-268-5861 if you have further questions.

Supporting information and documents