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15-storey residential building proposed for Pacific Avenue in Capri-Landmark area

Kelowna-based New Town Architecture & Engineering Inc. is proposing a 15-storey residential building to be located on Pacific Avenue.

The building would be located behind the Capri Centre and would include 81 units, including ground-oriented townhomes.

Eighty-nine parking stalls and 124 bike stalls are included in this proposal.

<who> Photo Credit: New Town Architecture & Engineering Inc.

In the application, New Town explains that the site would see a consolidation of 1164, 1174, 1200 and 1210 Pacific Avenue.

Currently, the property is zoned as UC2, which is the Capri-Landmark Urban Centre.

Kelowna’s 2040 Official Community Plan identifies this area of Pacific Avenue as suitable for buildings up to 12-storeys.

However, thanks to the city’s new density bonus, this building could be three storeys taller.

Kelowna's new zoning bylaw, which was adopted earlier this year, includes a density bonus which allows the city to ask for a "significant community benefit" from a developer in exchange for allowing them to build denser buildings. This could include a payment to the Public Amenity and Streetscape Capital Reserve or building rentals.

This proposal would see a contribution of more than $88,500 to the Public Amenity Reserve.

<who> Photo Credit: City of Kelowna

No development variances are included in this application, which was submitted to the city on Dec. 2.

“The proposal offers the right use, in the right place, at the right time and in the right form,” states New Town.

This application has yet to be circulated at city hall.

Planning staff may require additional information before it is forwarded to city council for consideration.

Thumbnail photo credit: New Town Architecture & Engineering Inc.



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