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Five Crossings development gets unanimous city support

New condos get full support

During the fourth and final reading held on April 12, Kelowna city council showed unanimous support for the Five Crossings development coming later this spring to the Landmark-Capri district. Five Crossings will offer a collection of studio, one- and two-bedroom “smart suites,” a purposeful differentiation from the mini-suite concept frequently found in high-density urban centres.

“We have put a huge amount of consideration into creating affordable housing for younger and first-time buyers, with all the features and amenities that will enhance resident lifestyle and foster community within the building,” Millennial Developments CEO Ryan Tamblyn says. “While personal living spaces are efficient, the building has everything you need right at home, from green spaces to a highly functional co-working space, a full gym, social areas and lounges, exercise and games spaces—all technologically integrated to make homeownership easy. We wanted to create housing that people can afford that doesn’t force them to compromise on lifestyle, and I think that’s what we’ve achieved.”

And it seems the city agreed, offering not only unanimous but “enthusiastic” support for the project, with Coun. Loyal Wooldridge calling Five Crossings “a real win for the city.”

Tamblyn was specifically praised for his innovative and creative design, the building’s attractive façade and architectural features, and for the livability of the project due to amenities spaces and green areas that will enrich residence experience and encourage a sense of community within Five Crossings.

The location of the project was also noted, with Tamblyn’s ability to use data analytics to bring affordable housing to an area that boasts high walk and bike scores, and is close to what will be an upcoming world-class educational facility.

“You have probably set the bar high for micro-suites, and I am glad that you did,” Coun. Maxine DeHart said.

Five Crossings, represented by Kelowna’s ACE Project Marketing Group, is preparing to launch sales in late spring 2022, with price starting in the mid-$200,000s.

Appointments are now available at its presentation centre. Visit www.fivecrossingskelowna.com for more information.

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