If elected, AB NDP promises to create university campus in downtown Calgary


The Alberta New Democratic Party has pledged to create a $200M postsecondary campus in downtown Calgary if they are elected in the upcoming election. The permanent campus would support economic diversification and address the 32% vacancy rate in downtown offices by bringing businesses, students, and researchers into the area. While no indication has been given as to what postsecondary institutions would be involved in this campus, NDP leader Rachel Notley said priority would be given to AB-based institutions. The Calgary Herald reports that the proposed campus would likely include student housing, potentially developed from vacant office towers in the city.

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