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Waterfall part of 6-storey buildings proposed to overlook Gyro Beach in Kelowna

Pictured is the proposed development across Lakeshore Road from Boyce-Gyro Beach Park in Kelowna.
Image Credit: City of Kelowna
February 22, 2021 - 2:45 PM

Two six-storey towers are proposed for the corner of Richter Street and Lakeshore Road, directly across from Boyce-Gyro Beach Park in Kelowna.

Called Caban, the proposed development includes 130 housing units along with eight retail stores and a 520 square foot waterfall that will face the park.

The areas is “considered by many residents as the best location in the City of Kelowna,” states a letter from Meiklejohn Architects that accompanies the development permit application. There is a second application to vary the setbacks from the streets so, for one thing, it will reach right to the sidewalk on Lakeshore Road.

“The South Pandosy neighbourhood is quickly urbanizing and is one of the most desirable places for young professionals to live and work,” the letter states. “We have designed Caban to be the focal point of this newly emerging densified neighbourhood.”

The project includes 172 residential parking stalls and another 33 stalls for the commercial component.

READ MORE: Major development planned next to one of Kelowna’s most popular beaches

Another proposal that went to Kelowna city council last fall calls for two residential towers of up to 14 storeys with 322 housing units at the north end of the park.

This map shows the the location of the proposed Caban development at the corner of Lakeshore Road and Richter Street in Kelowna.
This map shows the the location of the proposed Caban development at the corner of Lakeshore Road and Richter Street in Kelowna.
Image Credit: City of Kelowna

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