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City purchases 78-acre property for future Kelowna airport expansion

The City of Kelowna has recently purchased a 78-acre property on Bulman Road, just south of the airport, to facilitate future expansion.
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July 08, 2017 - 10:00 AM

KELOWNA - The Kelowna International Airport is expanding, and with the City’s recent purchase of a neighbouring 78-acre property, it has the space for that future growth.

The $3.99 million property is located at 4440 and 4444 Bulman Rd., just south of the airport.

“The purchase of this property was very important to guarantee the long-term success of the airport,” said Sam Samaddar, the airport director in a press release. “We need to ensure that we have the available land to support the future growth of YLW.”

Acquisition of the land, which is currently under an existing and continuing lease with the Okanagan Polo Club, is identified in the Kelowna International Airport’s Master Plan 2045, according to the release.

Funding for the multi-million dollar property was funded entirely by airport reserves.

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