Community conversations

During the process of refining a full pre-development report, Brandon University hosted a series of community conversations to explore the ongoing development of plans and options for the downtown site.

Public presentation

Our team of external experts introduces their background, their experience, the layout and context of the BU downtown site, as well as best practice examples that are guiding our approach to this transformative development opportunity.

Discover the concepts

There are different options for developing the site, including alternate locations for buildings, interim uses between phases, and public plazas. These are not fully realized options, but selected arrangements to test approaches. Included are questions for you to consider while giving feedback.

Project background

Seven properties downtown have been brought together into a parcel for development that is nearly 70,000 square feet, covering the entire vacant southern half of the block at Princess Avenue. The properties have been assembled thanks to agreements with the City of Brandon, Renaissance Brandon, Landmark Cinemas and private landowners.

Having this amount of space downtown may open up new opportunities to advance the University’s priorities as stated in our Academic Plan, the themes that emerged from our Campus Master Plan, and meet student residence needs. It also bodes well for the future of downtown Brandon. It represents one of the most significant developments for the University and City over the past several decades.

A pre-development report commissioned by Brandon University outlines some options, opportunities, and potential costs to help inform future discussion about the potential for BU downtown.

We are committed to working collaboratively with all students, faculty and staff as we fully develop plans to make the best use of this downtown space. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and vision for Brandon University’s downtown campus.