Poll: paying for parks

Home builder Ray Wynsouw says a new tax on home construction could put a halt to a project he is ready to start.

The new development cost charge approved by Kelowna city council Monday, would add an additional $7,180 to each unit built in the city to pay for park development.

"Our parent company (CorWest Builders) is about to start two more six-storey towers, and it's going to add $420,000 to the cost of building those units," said Wynsouw.

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