Brandon University invites discussions with private developers for downtown initiative

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Brandon University is exploring private developer options for an ambitious downtown development that could combine new student residences with seniors housing, a commercial component and academic spaces like a black box theatre.

At a meeting on Saturday, May 12, the Brandon University Board of Governors unanimously approved a motion resolving that BU invite discussions with private developers and that feasible proposals be presented to the board by the end of the year.

The university has brought together seven properties downtown into a parcel for possible 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.

More information about the initiative is available online at BrandonU.ca/Downtown.

Private developers or development agencies that are interested in the possibilities presented by this transformative project are invited to enter into discussions with Brandon University at Downtown@BrandonU.ca.