Open houses on West Kelowna city hall and civic centre begin tonight

A rendering of what the new West Kelowna Civic Hall might look like.
Image Credit: District of West Kelowna

WEST KELOWNA - The first of two open house meetings about the West Kelowna civic centre is scheduled for this evening.

The City of West Kelowna is asking residents in a referendum for permission to borrow $7.7 million for its share of a new civic centre in downtown Westbank.

The first open house begins at 5 p.m. tonight, Sept. 6 at Mt. Boucherie municipal hall.

The West Kelowna civic centre is a multi-use building planned for a site on Elliot Road.

Plans call for a three-storey city hall building, owned by West Kelowna, a public square plus two residential and one commercial building to be owned by the Strategic Development Group.

Also included is the remediation of Mount Boucherie community hall back to its original purpose.

West Kelowna council says the project will not increase taxes.

The second open house is again at Mount Boucherie community hall, Tuesday, Sept.13 from 5 to 7 p.m. General polling begins Saturday, Sept. 17.

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