The University District is a place where business and education grow together to create a collaborative, healthy and prosperous region. The University District uses its unique connectivity to create shared community wellness and vibrancy by developing the infrastructure and programming that enable a globally-recognized hub of education, innovation, research and health care.

The objectives of the University District are:

  • Activate vacant or under-developed private and/or public properties and promote connectivity across the University District.

  • Promote a vibrant and equitable community by facilitating job growth and quality affordable housing.

  • Leverage coordinated marketing to increase investment, business, talent and infrastructure in the region.

  • Support coordinated and sustainable higher education programs that advance University District partners' mutual goals.

  • Generate revenue streams for organizational sustainability, infrastructure and programming.

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