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Nine-storey hotel proposed for Pandosy Village in Kelowna

This nine-storey hotel/apartment complex is proposed for Pandosy Village.
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March 13, 2020 - 8:30 AM

The tallest building in the Pandosy commercial area of Kelowna is being proposed as a hotel-apartment-commercial structure with a “fun” see-through parkade.

Worman Homes and Worman Commercial has submitted a development permit application to the city and is asking for variances for height and parking. It’s proposed to stretch over two lots at the corner of Osprey Avenue and Pandosy Street.

Most of the parking will use a “mechanized stacking parking system,” states a letter from Shane Worman that accompanies the application. It will be surrounded by glass.

“Since this will be the first automated parking system in the Okanagan, we thought it would be ‘fun’ to show off the structural element of it, as well as allowing a semi-transparent view of the parts in motion.”

Worman justifies the extra height – the zone allows for four storeys – by saying he will preserve the existing single-storey building at 2695 Pandosy St. and add height on the lot at 540 Groves Ave. rather than cover all of the two lots up to four storeys.

“The main goal of the project is to create a signature hotel/apartment building that will anchor the north end of the Pandosy Village area,” he wrote.

Worman is also requesting a decrease in parking from 56 stalls to 36 but does not mention that in his letter.

The application will likely take several weeks to make it to city council.

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