Downtown West Area Redevelopment Plan


City of Calgary


Downtown West is a neighbourhood located immediately west of Calgary’s Centre City business district. In 2013, The City of Calgary began a planning process to create an area redevelopment plan for the neighbourhood, supported by an extensive online and in-person engagement program. In 2015, Intelligent Futures was commissioned to continue this process. In partnership with The City of Calgary, Intelligent Futures created a draft Area Redevelopment Plan to guide the future development and design of Downtown West.

Intelligent Futures worked with The City of Calgary to implement a second phase of engagement to delve more deeply into what the community saw as the primary challenges and opportunities for their neighbourhood. This engagement included lobby displays in the neighbourhood’s multi-unit residential towers, complemented by an online survey and an open house.

Intelligent Futures drafted the initial Area Redevelopment Plan with guidance for land use, density, built form, parks, transportation and infrastructure along with maps and diagrams to illustrate the key concepts. A key part of this plan includes a section about measuring success. This document is currently under review by City of Calgary administration.

engagement, strategy, urbanism

  • Downtown West End