Low income a Central Green theme
Aug 27, 2013 / 5:02 pm
Construction on Kelowna's much anticipated Central Green project is getting closer to reality.
The 13 acre site at the corner of Harvey Avenue and Richter Street is the former home to Kelowna Secondary School.
The city took over the site after students moved into the new high school behind Okanagan College.
It was announced Tuesday morning the city and BC Housing have reached agreement to create up to 90 apartments at 1700 Chapman Place, the western portion of the Central Green development.
The apartments would house families and individuals with a low to modest income.
A formal proposal call for a non-profit housing provider to build and operate the affordable housing stock on the site will be issued later this summer with a successful proponent expected to be announced later this fall.
The Central Green property has been broken into eight lots which includes a 5 acre park.
Graham Hood with the city's real estate division says sales are pending on all the remaining sites.
It is his hope that construction will begin on several sites on the property sometime in 2014 if not sooner.
The Central Green site will feature multi-family developments along with retail and commercial spaces.
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