April 04, 2014 - 4:28 PM
PENTICTON — The Skaha Hills development was officially opened today after a ceremonial ribbon cutting with City and Penticton Indian Band officials.
Chief Jonathan Kruger, Mayor Garry Litke, MLA Representative Dan Ashton and others were there to celebrate the opening of the new community being developed on fresh soil.
The Skaha Hills development plan includes a Discovery Centre, vineyards, winery and bistro, and residential homes, all located on the South Okanagan Hillsides, overlooking Skaha Lake and Penticton. The goal is to have 600 new homes built in stages and an operating vineyard and winery by 2015.
The project is being built on PIB reservation land, and is part of Chief Jonathan Kruger’s economic development plan that he has been phasing out over the last five years.
The PIB Development Corporation has partnered with Greyback Developments in a 150-year lease agreement to build on the 550-acre site. Homes will be up for sale starting this Saturday.
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