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Conceptual rendering of revised development planned for 350 Doyle Ave. (Zeidler Architecture graphic)

Kelowna council approves 25-storey downtown tower amid controversy

‘There’s no conspiracy going on just a fully committed developer’

 

The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)

Make way: Kelowna UBCO tower passes public hearing at 46-storeys

Council passed the newly created CD28 zone making way for the tower

 

This is part of the concept plan for Port Okanagan, a major development proposed by an Edmonton company for Vernon’s Okanagan Lake on Okanagan Landing Road at Lakeshore Road. Vernon council unanimously approved advancing two bylaw amendments for the project to third reading following a nearly two-hour public hearing Monday, June 27, though three councillors were absent from the hearing. (Contributed)

Vernon Port Okanagan development project passes third reading

Council unanimous in sending pair of bylaw amendments to allow project to fourth and final reading

 

This is part of the concept plan for Port Okanagan, a major development proposed by an Edmonton company for Vernon’s Okanagan Lake on Okanagan Landing Road at Lakeshore Road. (Contributed)

Major Vernon lakeshore development looming

Another hurdle cleared for Port Okanagan on OK Lake, a mix of housing, parkland and commercial

This is part of the concept plan for Port Okanagan, a major development proposed by an Edmonton company for Vernon’s Okanagan Lake on Okanagan Landing Road at Lakeshore Road. (Contributed)
Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist for BC Real Estate Association. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Big drop in housing sales predicted for Central Okanagan

Economist expects prices will stay relatively flat

Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist for BC Real Estate Association. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Conceptual rendering of three towers proposed by Safari Capital to be built 600 block of Coronation Ave. (Looking south toward downtown Kelowna. (Safari Capital)

Tower takeover: 3 more high-rises proposed for downtown Kelowna

Towers would stand 20, 26 and 33-storey high

Conceptual rendering of three towers proposed by Safari Capital to be built 600 block of Coronation Ave. (Looking south toward downtown Kelowna. (Safari Capital)
Ground has broken on Vernon Search and Rescue's next home, which is expected to be ready by 2023. Left to right: Don Gibbs, significant project donor and former owner of 5150 Silver Star Road; Kevin Acton, Chair of the RDNO Board of Directors; Rob Cross, VSAR Member; Brian Quiring, RDNO Director. (RDNO photo)

Ground breaks on new home for Vernon Search and Rescue

New facility on Silver Star Road expected to be ready by 2023

Ground has broken on Vernon Search and Rescue's next home, which is expected to be ready by 2023. Left to right: Don Gibbs, significant project donor and former owner of 5150 Silver Star Road; Kevin Acton, Chair of the RDNO Board of Directors; Rob Cross, VSAR Member; Brian Quiring, RDNO Director. (RDNO photo)
The Ministry of Transportation is currently seeking federal approval to replace Baxter Bridge, which was built in Ashton Creek in 1950. (Ministry of Transportation photo)

70-year-old North Okanagan bridge to be replaced

Ministry of Transportation is seeking federal approval to replace Baxter Bridge east of Enderby

The Ministry of Transportation is currently seeking federal approval to replace Baxter Bridge, which was built in Ashton Creek in 1950. (Ministry of Transportation photo)
A draft version of Summerland’s eco-village concept plan can be found online. The municipality of Summerland is seeking input about this plan. (District of Summerland image)

Summerland council endorses eco-village plan

Concept calls for up to 146 residential units and 19-hectare natural park

A draft version of Summerland’s eco-village concept plan can be found online. The municipality of Summerland is seeking input about this plan. (District of Summerland image)
A conceptual design of Vernon’s Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Coldstream, rural areas bow out of Vernon’s active living centre project

Coldstream and RDNO electoral area directors have declined an invitation to participate in the project

A conceptual design of Vernon’s Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)
A design concept of the Okanagan Gondola, proposed by developers Ridge North America who are seeking an amendment to the RDNO's Official Community Plan. (Ridge North America photo)

Nearby residents have their say on proposed Okanagan Gondola project

Increased traffic was a top concern for Predator Ridge residents, especially at Bailey Road intersection

A design concept of the Okanagan Gondola, proposed by developers Ridge North America who are seeking an amendment to the RDNO's Official Community Plan. (Ridge North America photo)
(Submitted photo)

Resort hotel and village proposed on Okanagan Lake in Vernon

The Port Okanagan project would see a mixed-use waterfront village constructed on the shoreline

(Submitted photo)
A design concept of the Okanagan Gondola, proposed by developers Ridge North America who are seeking an amendment to the RDNO's Official Community Plan. The project will be discussed at an RDNO Electoral Area Advisory Committee meeting Thursday, March 3, 2022. (Ridge North America photo)

Overpass needed for Okanagan gondola proposal

LETTER: Resident concerned about already-dangerous Highway 97 intersection

A design concept of the Okanagan Gondola, proposed by developers Ridge North America who are seeking an amendment to the RDNO's Official Community Plan. The project will be discussed at an RDNO Electoral Area Advisory Committee meeting Thursday, March 3, 2022. (Ridge North America photo)
Plans are underway for a project that would see a gondola built near Vernon, climbing 1,600 feet above Kalamalka Lake. (Ridge North America photo)

Okanagan Gondola gets support; suspended by conditions

Developers have more work to do after RDNO committee supports the project

Plans are underway for a project that would see a gondola built near Vernon, climbing 1,600 feet above Kalamalka Lake. (Ridge North America photo)
The site the city seeks to have a new hotel built on. Council will be prompted to review the proposed project at its upcoming council meeting on March 1. (City of Penticton)

Penticton council to consider 6-storey hotel development near S. Okanagan Events Centre

Council will be prompted to review a 105 room hotel and restaurant proposal at a March 1 meeting

The site the city seeks to have a new hotel built on. Council will be prompted to review the proposed project at its upcoming council meeting on March 1. (City of Penticton)
Construction is underway on two new drive-thru restaurants in Vernon: Triple O’s and Popeyes on 27th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Popeyes confirmed amid Vernon building boom

New restaurant one of two drive-thrus under construction. Record number of building applications processed.

Construction is underway on two new drive-thru restaurants in Vernon: Triple O’s and Popeyes on 27th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Several spectators look at the wreckage after a crane collapsed at a downtown Kelowna construction site on the morning of July 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

2 new cranes to be erected at site of deadly Kelowna crane collapse

Mission Group says company chosen to construct 2 new cranes for the site is a leader in the field

Several spectators look at the wreckage after a crane collapsed at a downtown Kelowna construction site on the morning of July 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Large development proposal near Summerland defeated

Diamonds would have had 106 residential units, built in two phases

Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)
A concept rendering of the 13-storey building proposed at 350 Doyle Avenue. (City of Kelowna)

Kelowna council to look at 13-storey building planned for old RCMP precinct

The city agreed to lease the land to a developer for 99 years in January 2021

A concept rendering of the 13-storey building proposed at 350 Doyle Avenue. (City of Kelowna)
A picture of the house at 424 Gibson Road. (BC Assessment photo)

Kelowna man sues city after being ordered to demolish his home

Janusz Grelecki was ordered to demolish his home due to its dilapidated appearance

A picture of the house at 424 Gibson Road. (BC Assessment photo)