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Optimizing Planned Transit-Oriented Development Around Calgary’s Anderson LRT Station

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The City of Calgary engaged the Colliers consulting team to evaluate the appropriate scale, mix, and orientation of future retail-commercial facilities to optimize planned transit-oriented development around Calgary’s Anderson LRT Station. 
The City was intent on pursuing higher density development around LRT Stations, with a focus on high priority locations containing substantial city properties. The Anderson Station TOD study area was a high priority site intended to serve as a model TOD in Calgary, accommodating more urban forms and a mix of uses including office, residential, and retail.


Colliers provided the following services:

  • Assessed site suitability for retail uses based on key characteristics (visibility, exposure, local and regional access, auto and LRT passenger volumes, and parking)
  • Interviewed retail brokers to gauge potential Anderson Station area interest in commercial facilities
  • Provided detailed review of competitive retail context, including the regional-serving Southcentre Mall and nearby neighbourhood-serving Willow Park Village
  • Delineated multiple local retail trade areas and examined current and future demographic characteristics, including daytime working populations
  • Assessed future demand for retail-commercial facilities net of existing area supply and warranted retail floor area
  • Investigated relevant mixed-use and TOD benchmark projects to draw relevant lessons and ideas and conducted Anderson Station TOD site planning workshop with city
  • TOD and Land Use Planning staff.

For More Information, Please Contact:

David Bowden

Vice Chairman, Head of Strategy & Consulting Group


With more than 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, including serving as CEO I Canada at Colliers International for 14 years, David assumed the role of Vice Chairman and Head of Strategy and Consulting I Canada on March 31, 2020. In this role, David integrates Colliers’ existing consulting practices into a national Real Estate Strategy & Consulting entity, building on operations to deliver the best real estate solutions for investors, institutions and corporate clients with significant real estate assets and portfolios.

David is highly regarded for his deep connections and innovative business perspective, providing strategy and guidance on best practices in corporate leadership, change management and innovation.

David holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia and is a member of REALPAC. Consisting of fewer than 100 members, REALPAC is the national industry association dedicated to advancing the vitality of Canada’s real estate sector. 

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