This paper examines the present state of office vacancy in downtown Calgary; looks at barriers to office conversion, limitations in existing processes and structures and potential policy considerations, drawing upon best practices from other jurisdictions. Finally, it will conclude with a series of policy recommendations and mechanisms which may enable efficiency and innovation in addressing the existing office stock.
Recommended citation: Graham, R & Dutton, J. (2021). “Obsolescence as an Opportunity: The Role of Adaptive Reuse in Calgary’s Office Market.” The School of Public Policy Publications. 1(1).