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This Kelowna apartment complex comes with its own school

This condo project for downtown Kelowna comes with its own school.
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July 02, 2021 - 6:30 AM

A proposed 49-unit apartment building in downtown Kelowna comes with a couple of twists that are unique, especially for that area of the city

While many developers are applying for height variances downtown so they can build high-rises in a zone that only allows 12 storeys, Edgecombe Builders Group, which is proposing a new apartment building on Cawston Avenue, is only asking for four storeys.

It comes with a rooftop “amenity” space that includes a “community oriented herb garden,” four two-storey townhomes on the ground floor and a 12,750 square foot school filling the entire third floor.

In the letter accompanying Edgecombe’s rezoning application, there are no details as to what kind of school it will be other than one reference to a “commercial school space.”

The building will replace four single-family lots from 604 to 626 Cawston Avenue. It will be west of Richter Street on the south side of Cawston Avenue, which is still a neighbourhood of mostly single-family homes.

But it’s only a couple of blocks from the three-block stretch of Bertram Avenue where 11 towers reaching up to 46 storeys are planned or under construction.

READ MORE: More than 200 storeys of housing planned for this short downtown Kelowna street

The architectural renderings of the Edgecombe building shows the Sole name on the side. This will be the fourth Sole development in the Edgecombe portfolio.

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