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City spends $11 million on new land acquisition

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August 04, 2017 - 2:32 PM

KELOWNA - The City of Kelowna has acquired 140 acres of land on Highway 97 North.

The $11 million acquisition, solely funded through City reserves, includes Carney Pond and surrounding wetland areas and is made up of vacant parcels on either side of the highway.

The land is located at 4690 Highway 97 North.

“The City is committed to working with the Agricultural Land commission to identify opportunities to improve agriculture as outlined in the City’s Agricultural Plan,” Director of Strategic Investments Derek Edstrom said in the release. “The land in this case could also create new public spaces, fulfill civic needs, provide drainage solutions for nearby creeks and facilitate key transportation networks including connections for Hollywood Road North and the Central Okanagan Multi-Modal Corridor.”

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