Rejuvenating and re-imagining downtown Calgary

Our Finley & Associates Team is honoured to be working with The Calgary Downtown Association’s (Downtown Calgary) Board and Executive Director to help the organization through a massive transformation.

We [Downtown Calgary] want to be a stronger leader in the community and one that’s grounded and informed by the best intelligence when it comes to building great cities or iconic downtown centres.
– Marco De Iaco, Executive Director of Downtown Calgary.

The emphasis of the transformation includes a focus on tackling the high-vacancy rates (30%+), attracting the “Creative Class” (professionals in science, technology, engineering and entertainment), developing new collaborative partnerships (particularly with post-secondary institutions), and making downtown into a place where Calgarians want to live, do business, and visit.

More about Downtown Calgary:

Downtown Calgary is a designated “Business Improvement Area” (BIA) that represents over 2,800 businesses in a 120 block area in the city centre. This area comprises over 50 million square feet of office, hotel, retail, restaurant, entertainment, attractions, cultural and government buildings. Downtown Calgary’s vision is “Spearheading prosperity for Downtown businesses by intentionally shaping the character of Calgary”.

Read more about the transformation here.