WHAT IS A MASTER PLAN?
As we reimagine UIQ, our objectives are to create a complete and vibrant innovation district with a strong sense of place; integrate and enhance the University experience while harmonizing with the surrounding communities and Calgary as a whole; build on the character and strengths of the existing park and surrounding neighbourhoods; leverage the knowledge and entrepreneurship in our city to realize innovation.
We have a strong vision, ambitious real estate development goals and unwavering commitment to our stakeholders.
Together, we will create a community that is future-focused and has a strong sense of place.
A Master Plan outlining the vision for UIQ will be submitted to the City of Calgary for approval. We are in the initial stages of public engagement and will encourage open participation and transparent dialogue throughout the process.
SETTING THE STAGE
communications & outreach plan
Collaboratively develop a shared understanding of the UIQ project goals and needs to establish the strategic foundations for outreach and communications. Define the scope of conversation, identify stakeholder groups, and design the outreach strategies that will be used.
Q1 & Q2 2022
vision & guiding principles
Introduce the early UIQ vision and proposed guiding principles that will serve as the project’s ‘north star’ through design iteration. Explore key issues, and clearly communicate the outreach program and the way feedback will be used through the process.
UIQ master plan concepts
Share what we heard and obtain community and stakeholder feedback on the emerging UIQ Master Plan concepts. Report back on how engagement input shaped the Master Plan and application to be made to the City of Calgary.
Q2 2023 – Ongoing
application submission & ongoing communications
Maintain open lines of communication and share key changes with stakeholders throughout the UIQ Master Plan application review and approvals process. Close the loop with stakeholders at the conclusion of the formal outreach process, prior to formal decision points.
We are currently in the formal approvals stage. University of Calgary Properties Group (UCPG) has submitted a Land Use Application (reference number: LOC2023-0125), that is currently under city review to realize a new development vision for this site
what we’ve heard
University of Calgary Properties Group in collaboration with world-renowned consultants solicited initial feedback from existing UIQ tenants, surrounding neighbours, and the public to help inform the Master Plan. Read the Phase 2 What We’ve Heard Report from our latest engagement sessions.
University Innovation Quarter has an existing ecosystem of innovation businesses and buildings. The potential to create a destination that encourages collaboration and the acceleration of innovation is grand. UIQ is surrounded by anchor institutions, making it a prime destination to become a new and thriving Calgary innovation hub for ideas, research, and realized potential.
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