City council will get a first look at a third airport hotel and more student housing for Okanagan College Monday

Hotel, housing on docket

Two large building projects at opposite ends of the city will come before Kelowna council Monday.

Council will be asked to endorse Official Community Plan and zoning amendments for a third hotel within the airport business park, and also approve a development permit for a 216-bed student housing building on the campus of Okanagan College.

The city's planning department is recommending council give its approval for both.

Argus Properties, which developed two other airport hotels, the Hampton Suites and Four Points Sheraton, is seeking approval for this third hotel property as well.

Plans for the Courtyard Marriott hotel call for 200 rooms within a six-storey configuration along with surface and one level of underground parking.

Argus previously submitted plans for a similar sized hotel two years ago, but put those plans on hold due to the pandemic.

The hotel would be situated on Fleet Court, directly behind the Sheraton.

Council is also being asked to issue a development permit for a six-storey student housing building on the southwestern portion of the OC campus.

The property in question was previously rezoned to increase the allowable height on the campus from three to six storeys to accommodate the housing project.

The 216 bed project would include 168 micro units, four double and 10 quad units.

Another 67 parking stalls would also be included to go with parking already available at the adjacent Skaha campus residence.

A club room, game room and study space would also be included on each floor.

If approved, the new project would bring the total number of on-campus student housing units to 360.

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