About this project
We developed the Buchanan West Conceptual Master Plan and amended the land use framework of the Brentwood Town Centre Plan to transform the area into a distinct walkable and transit-connected neighbourhood. This plan envisions a vibrant, integrated community in Brentwood Town Centre that will seamlessly connect the surrounding neighbourhoods for all modes of transportation.
Project engagement phase
In February 2023, we introduced the proposed vision and concepts for the Buchanan West Conceptual Master Plan as well as an amendment to the land use framework of the Brentwood Town Centre Plan. Through a drop-in open house on February 9, the project team sought public input on the plan’s proposed vision and concepts and responded to questions from the community. The final plan was adopted by City Council on April 24, 2023.
Buchanan West is located in the Brentwood Town Centre and is generally bounded by Lougheed Highway, Gilmore Avenue, Halifax Street and Madison Avenue/Douglas Street.
The plan establishes a vision and concepts to guide the creation of a hub of activity with open-air shopping experiences, cafes and restaurants, office and hotel space, high-density rental (including non-market rental) and strata residential opportunities designed around new public spaces and connections. In addition, the Buchanan West Conceptual Master Plan lays out a range of opportunities for the area, including:
- upwards of 6,000 homes catering to a range of ages and income levels
- up to 12 mixed-use residential and commercial towers
- a number of significant infrastructure upgrades including new parks and landscape, pedestrian pathways, an improved street network and new multi-modal connections
- significant hospitality and local retail opportunities and the potential for thousands of jobs
- a redesignation of high-density residential and commercial service-designated properties to high-density mixed-use
The Plan amendment to the Brentwood Town Centre Plan designates the development parcels in the area as high-density mixed-use, as well as designates 2 new streets and relocates a community open space to be more central within the neighbourhood.
The broader vision for Buchanan West is to create an integrated and vibrant mixed-use and walkable neighbourhood that helps complete and anchor the northwest quadrant of the Brentwood Town Centre.
The proposed vision and concepts of the Buchanan West Conceptual Master Plan support the goals within the City’s Economic Development, Social Sustainability and Environmental Sustainability strategies and deliver exceptional urban design and public spaces that meaningfully contribute to the broader Brentwood Town Centre.