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Courtesy Melcor Developments

Dec. 11, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Northwest Calgary new-community roundup

Life in Calgary's northwest is set to become even better, thanks to a collection of new communities offering an array of housing options and lifestyles.

Courtesy West Campus Development Trust

Nov. 27, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Campus chronicles: Five updates from University District

University District is a major development on 200 acres of land in northwest Calgary by West Campus Development Trust.

It will eventually be home to 7,100 residential units, 300,000 square feet of retail, 1.5 million square feet of office space, and 40 acres of parkland and open space.

Here are five new things happening in University District:
Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

July 24, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

From fairways to families: How urban golf course closures are impacting communities in Calgary and across Canada

During the 1990s and early 2000s, a wave of new golf course development swept across Canada, with many of these courses serving as centrepieces for residential communities. Since then, that growth has slowed as golf's popularity has waned. Some of those courses are now closing, opening prime real estate that, in many cases, is being redeveloped into new subdivisions.

The result has been a boon for builders and homebuyers, as land becomes available for new residential development within desirable, well-established communities. However, it has also created resentment among long-time residents of these neighbourhoods, who originally purchased their homes with the golf course as a major selling point.
Courtesy Brookfield Residential

July 10, 2019 | Terence Leung

SPONSORED: Brookfield Residential brings innovative townhomes to University District

Community, sustainability and design.

These are the pillars of the Ivy, Brookfield Residential's innovative townhome project in the 200-acre University District.

Courtesy Dana Wheatley

June 12, 2019 | Natalie Noble

Calgary's top playgrounds are accessible, innovative and inclusive

The city of Calgary is home to more than 1,000 playgrounds that families can choose from for a fun-filled outing.

"What I love most about Calgary is there are so many options here," said Dana Wheatley, founder of Calgary Playground Review and mom to three children.

University District will be a 200-acre “live, work, play” community that fills a housing gap for the changing demographic in the area.
Courtesy West Campus Development Trust

Dec. 06, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Diverse development

Innovative University District set to fill area housing gap

The concept of an all-in-one community where residents can live, work and play was the inspiration for Calgary's University District, a comprehensive 200-acre community featuring a mix of residential housing, office space, retail developments, parks and green space.

Under development in northwest Calgary, University District is a community that typifies shifting attitudes about the city's expansion, says James Robertson, president and CEO of West Campus Development Trust.

Lake Bonavista Village Retirement Residence provides a variety of activities and amenities for residents, including a putting green, fitness room, heated pool and library.
Adrian Shellard / For CREB®Now

Aug. 30, 2017 | Kathleen Renne

No slowing down

Today's retirement communities are designed to keep up with a new generation of active, engaged seniors

Dorothy Baker, 92, is perched on the edge of a chair in an elegant sitting room in Lake Bonavista Village Retirement Residence, her neon-pink toenails poking out from a pair of white sandals. A resident of Lake Bonavista Village for the past eight years, Baker exemplifies the modern senior: someone who is active, engaged and often busier than those folks still working the nine-to-five grind. She's the treasurer of Lake Bonavista Village's knitting club, she organizes bridge games for residents, and she serves as one of the village's welcome hostesses for newcomers to its population of more than 200 residents.

Jodi Monaghan, longtime resident of Lethbridge, found Calgary’s Lakeview community the perfect place to buy an older home and renovate it. Photo by Andrea Cox / For CREB®Now

March 01, 2017 | CREBNow

Discover the University District

These are exciting times for James Robertson as he watches the massive University District mixed-use development rise from the ground in northwest Calgary.


As president and chief executive officer of West Campus Development Trust, which is spearheading the impressive project, Robertson proudly points to some recent accomplishments as a clear indication that this proposal is now well on its way and not just a grandiose plan.


A roadway off of Shaganappi Trail N.W., leading directly to the site, opened at the beginning of December, providing easier access. A Discovery Centre opens March 11, which will include a 3,000-square-foot information area about the project as well as two areas that are 1,000-square-feet to serve as sales centres and show suites for builders Truman and Brookfield Residential.


From left, James Robertson, president and and CEO of West Campus Development Trust; Ryan Moon, director of business development for Brookfield Properties; and Oliver Trutina, vice-president of Truman Homes. Photo by Wil Andruschak/for CREB®Now

Sept. 15, 2016 | Barb Livingstone

Event horizon

University District touted as 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity'

It is the urban employment hub of northwest Calgary. And now, with a projected influx of 6,000 new residences over the next 15 years, the new University District community is slated to become the quadrant's residential core.

The first two housing developments just launched in the District — Ivy by Brookfield Residential and Noble by Truman Homes — will be uniquely positioned in the 81-hectare project between two hospitals (Foothills Medical Centre and Alberta Children's Hospital) and the University of Calgary, for potential buyers.


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