Changes to development please council
A proposed four storey, mixed use development received the blessing of City Council Monday after developers made changes to the project suggested by city hall.
The development, at the corner of St. Paul Street and Clement Avenue, first came before council in December, however, council deferred approval over a concern of a lack of residential units and a four stall parking shortfall.
After working with staff, the developer has amended the project to include two fourth floor apartment units.
Urban Land \Use Manager, Ryan Smith, says the addition of the residential units impacted the parking mix by reducing the parking requirement.
"The project now complies with the parking requirements for that zone," says Smith.
"The only variance that remains is a loading bay variance which is fairly typical in the downtown area."
The project will consolidate three single family lots into the one development.
General commercial/retail space will take up the lower level with office space planned for the second and third floors.
"I am really pleased the applicant has come back and taken some of the comments from the last meeting to heart. That is very encouraging," says Councillor Luke Stack in supporting the application.
The project will now go to a Feb 4 public hearing.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more Kelowna News
- Skeet range takes flackCentral Okanagan - 5:00 am
- No use for new taxi charge?Kelowna - 5:00 am
- PIB backtracks on BoonstockPenticton / S. Okanagan
- Missing hiker foundCentral Okanagan - 9:28 am
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna Central Okanagan
District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library