WHAT IS A MASTER PLAN?

the process

A Master Plan sets a clear vision and strategy for the development of a new built area: layout of streets and other infrastructure, transportation, and open space frameworks. It includes economic, social, and environmental sustainability as key elements for implementation.

timeline

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.

PLAN

Q4 2021

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.

PLAN

INVOLVE

Q1 & Q2 2022

INTRODUCING UIQ

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.

Q3 2022

INTEGRATED FEEDBACK

UIQ master plan concepts

Share what we heard and obtain community and stakeholder feedback on the emerging UIQ Master Plan concepts and preferred concept alternative(s). Report back on how engagement input shaped the Master Plan and Application to be made to the City of Calgary.

INVOLVE

INFORM

Q3 2022

INTEGRATED FEEDBACK

UIQ master plan concepts

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.

INFORM

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 general public back in spring 2022 to help inform the Master Plan. Read the summary report to see what we’ve heard. Fall 2022 summary report coming soon.

the place

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.