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Press Release

August 10, 2023

University District Plans for More Than 1.5 Million Square Feet of Customizable Commercial Office Space for Lease

Businesses, clinics and professional services are eager to call Calgary’s best-selling urban neighbourhood home

University District (U/D) is offering fully-customizable office spaces in Calgary’s growing northwest neighbourhood. The community has planned more than 1.5 million square feet of commercial office space in the first phase of purpose-built commercial offerings. Currently, there are limited leasing opportunities in Central Block, located above Retail Main Street and overlooking Central Commons Park, a three-acre oasis often activated with events and activities as the heart of the community.

In addition to already established office tenants, three new businesses have recently confirmed they will be joining University District: Foothills Primary Care, Omega 365 and Aspire Medical Group (Aspire Medical).

Foothills Primary Care is now open in Block 23 and is a locally owned and operated family medicine clinic. Both Omega 365 and Aspire Medical are anticipated to open in fall 2023 and will be located in the coveted Central Block.

Aspire Medical will offer healthcare services with specialty trained physicians enhancing the medical field. Omega 365 is a software company that caters to clients in the oil, gas, energy, renewables, mining, utilities, healthcare, and infrastructure sectors throughout Canada, providing both new implementation and ongoing project support for their project management tools.

Customizable office spaces allow for a diversity of offerings. These new additions will enhance living in University District, providing convenient options for both residents and surrounding communities.

Says Dr. Zabal, a specialist in care of the elderly, “We are very excited to move into our new space in University District, offering a full scope family practice, specialized geriatrics care, weight management and women’s health to our patients in the NW and beyond.”

The convenient neighbourhood of University District offers future tenants the perfect work-life balance with several amenities and easy access to major roadways such as Shaganappi Trail, 16th Avenue and Memorial Drive. University District is home to several essential services such as a grocery store and pharmacy, restaurants and many other retail options and is minutes away from the Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Children’s Hospital and the University of Calgary.

Office space is available for lease in Central Block, situated above the busy Retail Main Street in University District.

Says Kenneth Steinsvik, General Manager of Omega 365, “The process of moving into our new office has been seamless in collaboration with the team at University District. We’re customizing our new office to perfectly fit the needs of our team in this community.”

Says Andrew Eddy of Foothills Primary Care, “We will be offering traditional family-based medicine and continuity of care to our patient population in our new home in University District. We’re a locally owned and operated family medicine clinic and we’re excited to serve the northwest with a new and improved space.”

Office space in University District is completely customizable and can be designed in partnership with University District to perfectly fit the needs of any leasing business.

Says Gregg Callander, Interim President and CEO for University of Calgary Properties Group, “As a destination to live, work and play, University District is pleased to announce Omega 365, Foothills Primary Care and Aspire Medical Group as valued office tenants joining the community. We’ve seen tremendous activity since Retail Main Street launched in 2020 with a growing list of more than 30 retail shops, restaurants, and services and look forward to welcoming more as the community continues to develop.”

Many businesses have opened office space in University District in recent months and are currently operating in their new space. Clara Optometry, Cloudbreak and Staples Studio coworking space have all opened their doors in University District and are making use of their fully customized offices.

For more information about leasing opportunities in Calgary’s best-selling neighbourhood, visit

About University District

To the west of the University of Calgary and overlooking the Bow River and Rocky Mountains, University District is a comprehensive 200-acre community with a bold new vision for urban life in Calgary. Through a collaborative, people-first design process, the Master Plan and thorough engagement program forged strong respect between local stakeholders and UCPG. The neighbourhood applies the best ideas in city design and incorporates the wants and needs of surrounding legacy communities – weaving current aesthetic, technology, and lifestyle options into the strong social fabric of the city. University District is the 2022 national winner of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Award for Best Growing Community.

For more information about University District, visit its Discovery Centre at 4410 University Ave. N.W., Calgary (just north of the Alberta Children’s Hospital) or go online: and visit Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, #UDLife.

Media Relations Contact:

Jacqueline Tran
University of Calgary Properties Group
(403) 903-6024

Paula Worthington
Worthington PR & Story
(403) 585-2429