Freedom's Door given freedom to develop Rutland recovery house

An artist's rendition of the apartment building Freedom's Door in Kelowna wants to build for men recovering from drug addiction.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Freedom's Door

KELOWNA - Despite strong local opposition, Kelowna council has endorsed a Rutland building project that would house men recovering from addiction.

Councillors faced a packed house during Tuesday’s, Sept. 19, public hearing on the rezoning amendment necessary to move the 51-unit project forward.

Opponents of the application by Freedom’s Door blasted council for pushing the project and its unwanted tenants on the neighbourhood but the majority remained unmoved by their arguments.

However proponents argued the tenants of the zero-tolerance facilty are not a danger and the facility is much needed in the city.

Freedom’s door is still trying to raise the $3 million needed to build the four-storey building at the corner of McCurdy Road and Rutland Road North on land donated by the Knights of Columbus


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