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Plans for new Costco location ready for city council

City councilors will soon have their first look at the proposed plans for the highly anticipated new Costco building.

On Monday, city staff will present a rezoning application for the 167,177 square foot warehouse building that will also feature a gas bar.

The large project is proposed for a site situated along Leckie, Baron and Springfield roads on a empty 5.97 hectare property.

The proposed location also sits within 100 feet of Real Canadian Superstore, along with other stores in that complex and The Dilworth Centre.

<who> Photo Credit: City of Kelowna.

<who> Photo Credit: City of Kelowna.

Built in 1991, the report to council states that Kelowna's population has grown considerably in the past 30 years and the demand for memberships now exceeds the current store's capacity.

"Costco is proposing to relocate the existing operation to a larger site that would allow for both a gas bar, and a larger warehouse building to allow the business to continue to grow," says the report.

"The site is well served by several major roadways including Benvoulin Rd to the south, Springfield Rd, Leckie Rd, Baron Rd, Dilworth Rd and Highway 97N."

<who> Photo Credit: City of Kelowna

Across the street, on the southwest corner of Durnin Road and Baron Road, is where the gas bar is proposed on two acres of land.

A total of 907 parking stalls will be available between the two sites.

The development application is to rezone the property from 'A1 Agriculture 1' to 'C4 Urban Centre Commercial' and if approved the project would move forward to a public hearing.

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