2015 News

Jul 22, 2015

Introducing the University District

Name Approval from Council Gives Official Identity to Calgary's Most Exciting New Community Development

The West Campus Development Trust is pleased to share that  today’s vote of approval from City Council marks the official naming of the 184-acre residential and commercial development on lands owned by the University of Calgary.

Today’s announcement means the area will no longer be referred to as West Campus, but rather
University District – a name chosen to demonstrate the burgeoning neighbourhood’s intrinsic alignment
with the institution at its doorstep.

Also approved were the names of University District’s 13 streets, paying tribute to 13 university chancellors
and their 50-year legacy of community leadership and volunteerism.

“We are both humbled and honoured by the support we’ve received from Council to date, culminating in
today’s community naming approval,” said West Campus Development Trust president and CEO James
Robertson. “This announcement marks an exciting milestone along with the measured and mindful building of
an important new bridge to the city.“

The highly anticipated community and street names approval moves University District one step closer to
its most exciting phase yet – groundbreaking, construction and transformation on the western edges of
the University of Calgary’s main campus.

With it will come the University District’s turn to step into the urban development limelight in North America. Firmly guided by the West Campus Development Trust, the project sits poised and ready for its evolution into a
world class urban village that everyone from residents and students to working professionals, travellers
and day trippers will frequent for its services, scenery and vibrant social fabric.

The next exciting step for the development will be the release of additional community assets in
the fall, including a range of engaging content channels intended to inspire and inform future builders,
buyers, retailers and visitors alike. The WCDT proudly invites one and all to stay tuned.

For additional information or media inquiries, please contact 403-969-0335 or eallerthouse@wcdt.ca.