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Public hearing to be held on Capri Centre redevelopment

An artists drawing of the public skating rink and public park included in the plans for a redevelopment of the Capri Centre in Kelowna.
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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
An artist's drawing of an open-air market area included in the plans for the redevelopment of the Capri Centre in Kelowna
Image Credit: Contributed

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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