October 10, 2014 - 7:24 AM
KELOWNA – A redevelopment of the almost 60-year-old Capri Centre mall in Kelowna is in the works.
R.G. Properties has gone to city council asking for a change to the zoning so it can build 15 news buildings on the Harvey Avenue property. One of the buildings will reach 26-storeys into the sky.
In exchange for the increased density, the company plans to build a public skating rink and a public park on the site.
Councillors voted unanimously to send the rezoning application to a public hearing, which will be held on Oct. 22.
The redevelopment plans call for up to 2,200 new homes in residential towers and townhomes. There would be an open-air market on Gordon Drive.
The existing mall and hotel would stay.
An artist's drawing of an open-air market area included in the plans for the redevelopment of the Capri Centre in Kelowna
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