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Benvoulin Court new hot spot for rental housing projects in Kelowna

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June 24, 2019 - 4:52 PM

KELOWNA - A proposal to rezone 3.3 acres of land on Benvoulin Court marks the second time in a week that Kelowna city council is being asked to support rental housing projects on that short street.

Located across Springfield Road from Orchard Park Mall, the latest rezoning application calls for three buildings, each five stories tall for a total of 169 rental units ranging from bachelor suites to two bedroom apartments.

Council agreed to send the proposal to a rezoning hearing. If the zoning is changed, staff expect the owner, Jabs Construction, to come back asking for height and site coverage variances.

Last week, council agreed to issue a development permit to Simple Pursuits Inc. at  2080 Benvoulin Court for a five-storey building with 82 so-called micro-units. Those included 18 units on the main floor for youth who can live on their own with some supports. That floor will also contain office space for the care provider.

The other 64 suites will be market rental units.

Benvoulin Court is off Springfield Road in the triangular shaped area bounded by Cooper and Benvoulin Roads.

The star marks the land that is proposed for rezoning for rental housing. Another rental housing project was approved last week. It's to the left of the word
The star marks the land that is proposed for rezoning for rental housing. Another rental housing project was approved last week. It's to the left of the word "Benvoulin" on this map.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/City of Kelowna

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