Wednesday, October 7th14.7°C

City selling road for $1.9M

The City of Kelowna has agreed to sell off a portion of Mill Street to facilitate construction of a proposed new downtown hotel.

The purchase price is $1.915M.

Council Monday gave first three readings to the road closure bylaw that would transfer ownership of half the roadway to Westcorp Holyrood Developments Ltd. and 1324632 Alberta Incorporated to be consolidated with their property for construction of a hotel and convention centre.

Strategic Land Development Manager, Graham Hood, says transfer of the road closure area to Westcorp is subject to the receipt of a development permit on the consolidated lands.

Should the development not proceed for one reason or another the road would revert back to the city.

While the development would take up a portion of what is now Mill Street, council has been assured it will not encroach into Kerry Park.

Council was required to adopt the bylaw before the development goes to public hearing June 24.

Westcorp is proposing to construct a 24 storey hotel and convention centre on what was the former Willow Inn site.


Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. 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


Recent Trending


242980911 2475 Dobin Road
6 bedrooms 3 baths
more details
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading



Kelowna SPCA Featured Pet

Jenga Kelowna SPCA >



Okanagan Quick Links City of Kelowna
Airport Arrivals
Airport Departures
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Transit
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna
Central Okanagan
Regional District

District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
Interior Health
UBC Okanagan
Okanagan College
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library

Kelowna City Council Audio
September 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Live broadcasts, archives, schedule >

Member of BC Press Council