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New resort planned for Kelowna's Mission area

An architect's sketch looking at a newly proposed 350 community resort, from the water.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Mission Group
April 10, 2017 - 5:19 PM

KELOWNA - A new 350-unit lakeside community resort is being planned for Kelowna's Mission area. 

The proposed development has three towers, ranging from 13 to 19 storeys in height, with the buildings declining in height as they get closer to the lake. The towers will have a central entry with the main entrance to the site off Truswell Road, according to a rezoning application. There will also be townhouses along the ground level of the development.

“It is unlike the downtown pin towers or bulkier residential towers, and would be a unique building form for Kelowna, serving a unique function,” the report says.

Included in the proposed development is a four-storey internal boat storage building, which will house up to 200 boats and a private boat launch.

A look at the exterior of the proposed Aqua Marine Valet building.
A look at the exterior of the proposed Aqua Marine Valet building.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Mission Group

Council forwarded the rezoning application for the project to public hearing at Monday afternoon's meeting. Previously the property was zoned as Large Lot Residential, Tourism Commercial, and Major Institution. The application just requires Tourism Commercial and Major Institutional.

The waterfront resort is planned to go along Lakeshore Road, in the 3000 block of Capozzi Road and 550 Truswell Rd - south of the Eldorado Marina and Hotel, and Manteo Resort. Mission Group is the applicant behind the project.

An architect's sketch of the community resort, looking northwest on Truswell
An architect's sketch of the community resort, looking northwest on Truswell
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Mission Group

A 4.5 meter public boardwalk along the water and access to Mission Park Greenway is also included in the proposal. Vegetation for the project includes plants that will help restore the shoreline ecosystem. 

Concerns presented by council surround the size of the building. 

"For lack of a better term, the structure is big," Mayor Colin Basran said. "It's a lot for one property."

Mission Group will come to council next with the development application. If that application is approved, the development will be built in three phases over a five to seven year period.

The cost of the proposed development was not disclosed.

Additionally, council will have to consider a road closure bylaw which would see a portion of Capozzi Road closed. The City has already approved a land swap, which would give the developer a portion of Capozzi Road in exchange for the southeastern portion of the development site.

A previous plan for a similar development was brought to the City’s Planning Committee in 2008. However the proposal was never brought forward to council because its marina needed provincial approvals. The delay of the provincial decision in conjunction with the recession at the time caused the developer to withdraw the application.

The rezoning application will come before council on May 2, 2017. 

— This story was updated at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday, April, 18, 2017 to change wording from 'approved' to 'forwarded to public hearing' and to add the date of the public hearing.

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