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Press Release

August 9, 2018

University District’s West Campus Development Trust and Brookfield Residential Announce More Unique, Innovative Housing Option


West Campus Development Trust (the Trust) and Calgary-based developer and homebuilder Brookfield Residential announce a new real estate concept to the University District community — single level residences as part of its new Capella project. Drawing from Brookfield Residential’s successful North American real estate expertise and its southern California portfolio in particular, these single level residences combine the spacious layout and flow of a single-level home with the appeal of condo life in semi-private, intimate manner.

Capella is comprised of eight buildings in total, a single condo building offering 1- and 2- bedroom homes and seven, smaller buildings of single level residences offering two and three-bedroom options. The single level residences will only have two to three homes per floor with a maximum of eight residences in each building all with access to a semi private elevator. In addition to private, attached garages, the single level residences will offer more generous square footage and open layouts while the apartment condos will be urban by design and mindful of efficiently using living space.

Designed by Canadian architecture and interior design firm McKinley Burkhart, Capella reflects University District’s people-first philosophy that addresses emerging homebuyer preferences and answers the need for diverse multi-family housing in an urban community. Not only does the Capella project present innovative living options, it is ideally located near University District’s newly opened 2-acre north park and pond. Capella residents will be steps from pathways to and from all community amenities.


“Brookfield Residential exceeded our hopes with a design that offers something new to homebuyers – a diverse and accessible housing option with mindful layouts and exceptional features,” says James Robertson, West Campus Development Trust President and CEO. “The progression in our partnership builds upon the success of The IVY, Brookfield’s first project at U/D, that welcomed new residents this summer.”


The Trust team is committed to establishing University District as an innovative community that develops according to its values of sustainability, walkability, and creating meaningful connections between people and place. Capella is an example of a unique residential development offering that helps bring those priorities to life. In fact, Brookfield Residential’s experience creating and marketing The IVY in University District helped the developer —  through hundreds of conversations, surveys and research – to identify a unique offer with Capella, one almost bespoke to today’s Calgary homebuyer.

“We are excited to enhance University District’s future with the addition of Capella, working alongside the Trust, a like-minded and creative partner,” says Ryan Moon, Director of Business Development for Brookfield Residential. “We look forward to building this dynamic style of home, tailored for those who put their quality of life first and are ready for their next chapter in life. The design is fresh and relevant while meeting practical, evolving housing needs in Calgary.”

The apartment condominiums will feature 1- or 2-bedroom plans at 550 to 1000 square feet, while the expansive single level residence plans include 2- and 3-bedroom layouts from 1300 to 2000 square feet, including penthouse homes. The design includes a landscaped courtyard cabana, a breezeway, enhanced outdoor features, and fitness studio, all with lock-and-leave convenience. Prices will start in the high $200’s for the modern condos and the high $600’s for the single level residences.

Aligning with the Trust’s sustainability focus, Brookfield Residential has worked with LEED-accredited professionals to design Capella for required Built Green Gold certification.

The Capella show suite at U/D’s Discovery Centre opens to the public this fall in October of 2018. The Trust will release further information ahead of the opening and invites everyone to visit and see the next chapter for this vibrant and growing community unfold. For more information on Capella please visit

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About Brookfield Residential Calgary

Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. is a leading land developer and homebuilder in North America.  We entitle and develop land to create master-planned communities, build and sell lots to third-party builders, and conduct our own homebuilding operations. We also participate in select, strategic real estate opportunities, including mixed-use developments, and joint ventures. We are the flagship North American residential property company of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager. Further information is available at

Brookfield Residential Alberta, a division of Brookfield Residential Properties Inc., is committed to being more than a homebuilder. With 60 years of experience in Alberta, we deliver on our company’s reputation for creating the best places to call home, through thoughtful home designs and community master planning that brings people together generating greater quality of life for residents. For more information 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 planning and thorough engagement program forged strong respect between local stakeholders and the Trust. 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. 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.


About West Campus Development Trust

West Campus Development Trust (the Trust) is the community developer for Calgary’s University District. Setting a high standard for sustainable neighbourhood design, the Trust has created and led a progressive community Master Plan for 200 acres of land. With quality, design and expertise at the forefront, its team and 14-member board of directors are dedicated to creating the city’s premier urban residential community. True to fundamental values of transparency, collaboration and mindful progress, the Trust is creating a community for all Calgarians to experience and enjoy.