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Press Release

February 28, 2018

West Campus Development Trust Announces New Partnership with Avi Urban for Northwest Calgary’s University District

Avi Urban and West Campus Development Trust unveil new development plans and welcome the public to the builder’s show suite on March 3 at the U/D Discovery Centre.



West Campus Development Trust (the Trust) and Calgary-based Avi Urban celebrate the latest addition to Calgary’s Northwest University District (U/D) development. This Saturday they will unveil August at University District, featuring 120 sophisticated urban apartment condominiums.


Anticipated to open at the end of 2019 along the main street, Avi Urban’s six-storey mixed-use building  will provide a dynamic and seamless street-level experience. The five stories of condominiums are situated above the main floor retail podium that features a diverse selection of shops and services, and is located adjacent to a sophisticated hotel and commercial property.


“We’re excited to announce the addition of Homes by Avi’s award-winning multi-family division, Avi Urban, to our growing list of builder partners as the University District starts to take shape,” says James Robertson, West Campus Development Trust President and CEO. “The builder is a natural addition with the dynamic urban community of University District, sharing the Trust’s dedication to design and experience that puts people first.


The University District is future-focused and the Trust is working with like-minded, creative people to develop new and exciting mixed-use developments.”


August will be Avi Urban’s 29th residential project featuring a sophisticated architectural aesthetic with contemporary finishes and professionally designed interior spaces. Residents can choose from compact studios to one and two bed units with den options, and have access to expansive exterior amenity spaces including a spacious and communal lobby. Prices will start from the $260’s including GST.  Building plans include a green roof as part of the sustainability processes to qualify for Built Green Gold standard.


“Our commitment to innovation, environmental responsibility and quality design matches what the Trust values, which cemented our decision to develop here in what we believe to be NW Calgary’s most distinctive community,” adds Charron Ungar, President of Avi Urban. “August will excite homebuyers by creating a welcoming destination sure to charm and inspire Calgarians and visitors.”


Avi Urban’s show suite at the U/D Discovery Centre opens to the public on March 3, and the Trust invites everyone to view the latest build with an eye to cultivating vitality and connectivity at U/D.


Independent Senior Living Complex News
University District will welcome a new community offering with the Trust’s partner builder Truman, unveiling its independent-senior living complex, Maple, an adjacent development to the state-of-the-art senior living facility Cambridge Manor by The Brenda Strafford Foundation. Maple will offer independent living for the social, active and healthy senior residents of Calgary where — depending on their health care or lifestyle needs — they can age in place and live comfortably without having to relocate.


The one and two-bedroom floor plan options are complete with full kitchens, and private outdoor patio space. The pristine accommodations add another level of diverse housing opportunities at U/D, and will offer amenities in partnership with Cambridge Manor.A Plus 30 walkway that connects to Cambridge Manor allows residents to access and share amenities provided on both sites


An important addition to U/D, Maple is the only new independent living site offered in NW Calgary. Truman will break ground mid-2018 and anticipates the opening of Maple to be in 2020. As progress continues, updates can be found through University District’s ongoing communications via



About Avi Urban

Avi Urban is a Calgary-based developer of unique multi-family homes. Recognizing a demand for innovative multi-family developments, Homes by Avi created Avi Urban in 2000. From the beginning, our goal was to offer homeowners the ultimate in comfort and function, while building innovative, thoughtful developments that bring a distinctly urban aesthetic to a highly livable product. By redefining multi-family development, Avi Urban has earned its place as a design focused market leader, receiving recognition through multiple awards, which includes winning the 2014 and 2015 Multi- Family Builder of the Year. Avi Urban’s broad range of communities include modern live/work, inner city developments, street-oriented row housing and master planned, townhome and apartment communities.


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.


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. NW, Calgary (just north of the Alberta Children’s Hospital) or go online: and visit InstagramTwitter, and Facebook, #UDLife.