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More than 300 housing units approved in one night for West Kelowna

This 97-unit project on Shannon Lake Road was given a development permit by West Kelowna council on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
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June 26, 2019 - 10:47 AM

WEST KELOWNA - A significant building boom is set to begin now that West Kelowna city council has approved three development permits for a total of 301 housing units.

The approvals came at last night’s (June 25) council meeting, despite opposition from neighbours to a 97-unit, 13-building project at 1975 Shannon Lake Road.

That permit had been deferred on May 28 because councillors were concerned about form and character and loading areas.

Neighbours complained to city staff that blasting for servicing plus clearing rocks off the top of the hilly site could lead to serious damage to their homes. Staff, therefore, are requiring the developer to hire a geotechnical engineer to “prevent any rockfall hazards to downslope residents.”

That project was put forward by a numbered company, 1077915 B.C. Ltd.

This is part of a proposed 186-unit project in Westbank Centre.
This is part of a proposed 186-unit project in Westbank Centre.
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A second project, near Westbank Centre, is by Highstreet Carrington View Apartments Ltd. for three four-storey apartment buildings with 186 units at 220 Majoros Rd.

It will include a community garden for owners, electric vehicle charging stations, a fenced dog run and an amenity area with a fitness centre for owners.

Rounding out the list are 18 stacked townhouses in three buildings for Pelican Properties Ltd. at 3746 Wetton Rd near Gellatly Bay.

This permit was postponed on June 11 because there weren’t enough parking stalls. The developer, Pelican Properties Ltd., cut the number of units to 18 from the 24 initially proposed.

This project was cut from 24 to 18 units in order to have enough parking.
This project was cut from 24 to 18 units in order to have enough parking.
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