Future Plans

9th Avenue Parkade & Innovation Centre

A strategic future-focused development is coming to life, thanks to a partnership between Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) and Platform.

The 9th Avenue Parkade & Innovation Centre will comprise seven levels that accommodate 508 parking stalls (and plenty of bike parking), a 50,000 sq. ft. innovation centre dubbed PLATFORM that will be operated by Calgary Technologies Inc., plus a ground floor café and an outdoor sport court.

The project will comprise approximately 250,000 sq. ft. and will be accessed directly off 9th Avenue at 3rd Street SE, creating a central point for visitors heading into the downtown core and East Village.

The project broke ground in December 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in fall 2020.

The building’s unique design – created by architects Kasian and 5468796 – will allow for full conversion of the building into commercial or residential uses as future generations of Calgarians lessen their reliance on traditional parking structures with the increase in autonomous vehicles.

Platform will serve as a multi-use space for learning, projects, makers and community. This innovation centre will help the city’s best minds and ideas move forward, turning concepts into entrepreneurial opportunities and scale local businesses into international success stories.

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