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Canadian Tire moving to old Kelowna Costco site

Canadian Tire is taking over the old Costco site.
Image Credit: Submitted/City of Kelowna

An application went to the City of Kelowna yesterday, Jan. 25, to relocate Canadian Tire to the old Costco site.

There is no letter attached to the application, just drawings and specifications.

The existing Costco building is 135,000 square feet and was built in 1991.

The development permit application appears to incorporate the old building and add to it, creating a total of 208,974 total square feet of “building functional area.”

That will make it larger than the new Costco Building which is 167,177 square feet. The new Costco warehouse opened off Leckie and Springfield Roads in February 2022.

The old Costco site is on the corner of Highways 97 and 33.

The application lists 107,333 square feet for retail, 76,721 square feet for of warehouse space and a 14,734 square feet service centre.

The red area is retail, brown is warehouse, blue is the service centre and green is the garden centre.
The red area is retail, brown is warehouse, blue is the service centre and green is the garden centre.
Image Credit: Submitted/City of Kelowna

There will be another 25,683 square feet for a garden centre and 398 parking stalls.

The drawings show the existing gas station on Highway 97 but the application doesn’t indicate whether that will remain as a Chevron station or become a Canadian Tire gas bar. The application doesn’t include that property.

B.C. Assessment shows the existing Canadian Tire store at 83,306 square feet. It’s on Leckie Road at Highway 97.

The applicant is listed as McElhanney Ltd. which is an engineering company with more than 30 branches, mostly in Western Canada, including one in Kelowna.

The site was bought by Victor Projects for $31 million in August 2022.

READ MORE: Former Kelowna Costco building sold for $31 million

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