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Rezoning could result in two new apartment blocks on Duncan Avenue West

Council will be asked to approve rezoning and variance application in order to develop a vacant lot on Duncan Avenue West at tonight's council meeting, July 4, 2016.
July 04, 2016 - 4:30 PM

PENTICTON  - Penticton City Council will look at a zoning amendment that would enable a pair of five storey apartments to be built on a vacant piece of Duncan Avenue property.

Council will be asked to approve an Official Community Plan amendment and rezoning of the property from General Commercial to Medium Density Residential at tonight’s council meeting, July 4.

The property, located at 151 Duncan Avenue West, is a 1.58 acre parcel located between The Hamlets senior care facility and the Shaw TV office building.

Two five storey apartment buildings with underground parking are proposed for the site. A total of 99 units would be built, consisting of a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom residential units.

The developer is also seeking a development variance permit to reduce the number of required parking stalls from 124 to 122.

A variance is also being requested to increase the number of small car stalls from 43 to 50, a move that would increase the allowable number of off-street parking spaces designations.

Should council approve first reading tonight, a public hearing will be scheduled for July 18, 2016.

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