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Developer wants to create new rental apartments on former Penticton campground

A proposal coming before Penticton city council next week would see this campground rezoned to allow two apartment buildings to be constructed on the site.
September 27, 2019 - 4:00 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton city council will be asked to consider a rezoning amendment that would see a campground within city limits disappear in favour of an apartment development at next week's meeting.

High Street Ventures is proposing it be allowed to rezone its properties on South Main Street from commercial campground to medium density multiple housing in order to accommodate the construction of two five-story apartment buildings.

A previous rezoning application made in 2006 proposing three high-rise buildings ranging from 10-storeys to 14-storeys was abandoned after neighbours raised concerns.

The development proposal coming before council on Tuesday, Oct. 1 consists of 180 purpose-built rental units along with a community building.

A report prepared for council notes the city would not suffer any significant financial implications as a result of the proposal and is recommending the zoning amendment be given first reading before forwarding the proposal to a public hearing on Nov. 5.

Conceptual drawing of proposed apartment development on a former campground property on South Main Street in Penticton.
Conceptual drawing of proposed apartment development on a former campground property on South Main Street in Penticton.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / City of Penticton

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