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Kelowna city councillors to decide on name for new police station

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July 27, 2015 - 1:30 PM

KELOWNA - The proposed name for the new City of Kelowna police services building is just that, City of Kelowna Police Services.

Kelowna city council are being asked to approve the name for the new police station on Clement Avenue, or come up with an alternative.

The city is seeking a higher profile on the new station with a larger logo and more prominent name.

"(The recommended name) acknowledges the civic role that this important building plays in the community," planner Andrew Gibb says.

The $39-million building will break ground in the fall with contractor Bird Design-Build handling the project, which is due for completion in 2017.

The city is seeking substantially reduced parking and landscape requirements at a public hearing Tuesday evening.

Under current guidelines the police station would require 954 parking spaces but the development variance application proposes 289.

The city also wants to drop the landscape buffer required around the building.

Council will consider the name change at is regular meeting today, July 27, at Kelowna City Hall.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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