Downtown Kelowna to get $13 million parkade

Kelowna's downtown core will get a new parkade, to help accomodate the expected onslaught of increased traffic in the next few years. The City announced yesterday a new 430-stall parkade to fit in between Memorial Arena and the Okanagan Heritage Museum on Ellis Street. It is one of many city construction projects expected for 2013.

The area currently housing a street level parkade is to get a $13,900,000 upgrade. The City also plans to add another 185 -190 stalls to the existing library parkade, which will get a $5,000,000 expansion in 2014.

But parking will likely still be at a premium for those visiting downtown. The City expects to see an additional 1,000 individuals passing through the downtown core when Interior Health moves its administrative buildings to Doyle Avenue.

See the full list of the 2013 Capital Projects here.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at or call (250)718-0428.

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