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Tallest building in Kelowna's Rutland neighbourhood proposed

This is an artist's rendering of the proposed Central highrise in Rutland.
Image Credit: Submitted/City of Kelowna

After a flurry of highrise proposals for downtown Kelowna last winter dribbled to a halt this summer, a new eight-storey building has been proposed for the city's Rutland neighbourhood.

Called the Central, it looks more like a massive apartment block but, since it’s proposed to be eight storeys tall, it is technically a highrise.

“The Central project will help contribute to the emerging vibrancy of the Rutland downtown core,” states a rezoning application filed with the City of Kelowna and posted on its website today, Oct. 4.

The project is being proposed by The Arlington Group at 155-179 Rutland Rd., just north of Highway 33.

This is the location of the proposed Central.
This is the location of the proposed Central.
Image Credit: Submitted/City of Kelowna

“Elegantly interacting with Rutland Road North and the nearby Highway 33, the eight-storey building will provide views on the west toward Lake Okanagan and on the east towards Black Mountain,” the application says.

The plan calls for 91 rental apartments with retail spaces on the ground floor.

“Situated on the Rutland bench, Central will overlook downtown Kelowna and re-define the up and coming urban centre of Rutland,” the application says.

If approved, along with a four-storey height variance, it will be tallest building in the Rutland neighbourhood.

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