City of Kelowna embarks on new neighbourhood plan for north end

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Kelowna’s North End is defined arsenic the neighbourhood from Clement Avenue to Knox Mountain Park and from Gordon Drive to Okanagan Lake.

It’s an country that’s a unsocial premix of residential, commercialized and airy industry.

The North End has seen unprecedented improvement implicit the past 2 years and is primed for more.

“Given the tremendous maturation we are seeing successful our assemblage some assembly and unit thought this was the highest precedence successful presumption of readying initiatives,” Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran told Global News.

That’s wherefore metropolis assembly has instructed unit to embark upon designing a caller neighbourhood program for the North End.

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“This has the accidental to beryllium the quintessential neighbourhood for Kelowna successful presumption of erstwhile radical travel to sojourn present and it’s truly going to enactment a stamp connected our city,” Basran added.

The jewel successful the crown of North End redevelopment volition beryllium the 40-acre Tolko Mill site, which has been undergoing decommissioning for the past 2 years.

“When the mill tract announced that they were looking astatine its redevelopment, we knew that we had to motorboat a caller neighbourhood plan,” said James Moore, the City of Kelowna’s long-range planner, “to marque definite the assemblage has a dependable to pb the make of this neighbourhood implicit the adjacent 20 oregon much years.”

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And the institution that volition negociate the readying and redevelopment process for the erstwhile Tolko tract says their program volition beryllium informed by and the community’s imaginativeness and aspirations for the North End.

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“We deliberation this is simply a truly unsocial accidental for Kelowna,” said Holar Developments Dan Walsh.

“We are each enthusiastic astir moving with the assemblage to find what the redevelopment options tin be.” Walsh said.

Holar Developments Ltd. is wholly owned by Timber Investments, the aforesaid institution that owns Tolko.

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“This could beryllium a bequest for our assemblage successful presumption of waterfront access, parks, amenities arsenic good arsenic residential and commercialized development,” Basran said.

Kelowna’s politician thinks the aboriginal of the erstwhile Tolko tract could redefine the city.

“Because we cognize that this could beryllium thing astonishing and we consciousness similar we request to prosecute the nationalist to make thing genuinely visionary,” Basran added.

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According to metropolis staff, the process should instrumentality astir a twelvemonth and a fractional with inheritance probe getting underway this autumn and assemblage engagement to follow

“Then we volition determination into finalizing the program with the assemblage and assembly and that should acceptable america up for the adjacent 20 oregon much years,” Moore explained.

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