The David Johnston Research + Technology Park is one of the newest research parks in Canada and is uniquely located on the University of Waterloo’s North Campus. Designed to accommodate 1.2 million square feet of office space on 120-acres (49 hectares), the Research Park will house thousands of researchers, create new technology jobs, and generate billions of dollars in economic impact.
Light Rail Transit (LRT)
With expected completion for some time in early 2018, the new rapid transit system will connect the three main urban centres within Waterloo Region: Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge. The LRT will stretch 36 kilometers between Conestoga Mall in Waterloo and Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener and will contain 22 stops. The LRT route will include stations at the David Johnston Research + Technology Park and the on the main University of Waterloo campus.
Centre for Sustainable Excellence
Building number ten within the R+T Park, construction of the CSE is expected to break ground in early 2017. The project aims to be the first net-positive multi-tenant office building within North America, producing more energy than it is consumes. This is a collaborative effort between the Cora Group, the David Johnston Research + Technology Park, EY Canada, and Sustainable Waterloo Region.
The R+T Park is in the planning process of developing a central amenities complex complete with a restaurant and take-out cafe.