Ellis Street parking lot to be residential highrise - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Ellis Street parking lot to be residential highrise

A $2.6 million deal between the City of Kelowna and the Mission Group will turn a parking lot on Ellis Street into a residential highrise.
Image Credit: Google Maps
February 17, 2017 - 5:30 PM

KELOWNA - The City of Kelowna is focusing on bringing more people to live downtown. A deal worth more than $2.6 million was finalized today, Feb. 17, between the City of Kelowna and Mission Group to purchase two downtown properties.

The two properties at 1558 and 1580 Ellis St. will be used for a residential, mixed use development, according to a City of Kelowna media release.

Over the last five years, the City has invested over $20 million downtown, towards parking, public spaces and transportation infrastructure.

“Downtown is continuing to achieve the goals of attracting people, increasing vibrancy and building on the economy of our city,” Graham Hood, Strategic Land Development Manager for the City says in the release. “Enabling residential growth downtown will allow for easy access to transit, services and other amenities and less reliance on vehicles.”

The two properties, located on the corner of Ellis Street and Lawrence Avenue are currently being used as a parking lot after the City purchased them for $1.97 million in 2012.

The building will be between 12 and 19 storeys and will have commercial space on the ground floor.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jenna Hickman or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • UPDATE: Missing Vernon woman found
    UPDATE: 9:26 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 VERNON - RCMP says a missing 39-year-old Vernon woman reported missing yesterday, Jan. 19, has been located and she is safe and sound. All p
  • Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here are some details on how
    WASHINGTON - In one of several testy exchanges during a U.S. Senate hearing this week, the country's secretary of homeland security was pressed to explain a new policy that allows customs agen
  • UPDATE: High profile Vernon homeless camp dismantled
    "THERE'S NOWHERE IN VERNON WE'RE ALLOWED TO CAMP" VERNON - Several homeless people in a makeshift camp near a busy highway intersection are going to have to find somewher
  • UPDATE: More snow on the way for Coquihalla Highway
    After a dump of snow on the Coquihalla Highway overnight, the heavy snowfall is expected to resume tonight. Drivers heading to and from the Lower Mainland will get a break today, Jan. 20, wi
  • Vernon RCMP looking for missing young woman
    VERNON - Police in the North Okanagan are asking for the public's help in finding a missing woman. Suzie Clark, 20, was last seen yesterday, Jan. 18. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP spokesper
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile