West District–Where Life Happens.
West District is Calgary’s newest master planned community, located in the southwest quadrant of the city. The community is guided by six principles including creating a vibrant neighbourhood with comfortable design that blends seamlessly with the existing communities.
The following guiding principles express the desired characteristics of the neighbourhood, consistent with a vision for a vibrant, compact and diverse community and should be followed to influence the form of all future development in West District.
1. Vibrant Neighbourhood
With conveniences and amenities close at hand, it’s possible to work, live, and play in the same dynamic community. A compact neighbourhood means the chance to walk to the grocery store, the local gym, or a favourite restaurant.
2. Comfortable Building Design
A mix of mid-rise buildings protects views, complements surrounding communities and provides appealing options for housing, businesses and workspaces. Mixed-use streetscapes, with walkable amenities, increases safety and a sense of community.
3. Convenient Connections
Expanded transit options and creative solutions for traffic management help people chose transportation options that work for them. Convenient access to biking and walking ensures there are a variety of options for moving around.
4. A Variety of Housing Options
Housing needs vary depending on life’s circumstances. A variety of housing styles will suit people of all ages, from young people starting their careers to empty-nesters looking to remain in the communities they love.
5. A Unique Park & Plaza
Green areas and community spaces provide a welcome area for residents, and a chance to relax and enjoy recreational opportunities close to home. Year-round programming helps people stay active and connected with their neighbours.
6. Future Friendly Planning
Creative and forward-thinking approaches to development ensure the community makes the best possible use of resources. Decisions are made with an eye to the future, protecting natural assets and considering the impact on future generations.