The location of the proposed “eco-villa” at 3060 Seclusion Bay Road in West Kelowna. (Photo courtesy of Remax)

Developer proposes ‘eco-villa’ in West Kelowna

The quasi off-grid proposal includes building 16 residential units at 3060 Seclusion Bay Road

A new “eco-villa” could soon be built in West Kelowna.

According to plans presented at a public hearing on Tuesday, the quasi off-grid proposal includes building 16 residential units at 3060 Seclusion Bay Road.

Brent Magnan, planning manager for the city, said the proposal, which also includes an amenity building and dock facility, isn’t a typical residential project.

“The developer wants an eco-villa concept, which according to the developer would be a quasi off-the-grid development which uses the natural features of the environment as part of the aspects to the site,” said Magnan.

Since the site lacks services, a reservoir and sanitary-filtration site would have to be developed above the residential site to address waste concerns from the facility.

After the presentation, city councillor Carol Zanon said she was concerned about access to the development.

“I see very few things in this proposal that are helping our community to grow in an orderly fashion,” said Zanon.

“In the future, we are asking that people have access to our waterfront. There are three different developments in this particular proposal, but only the upper area of it grants passage through to our regional park area. The waterfront here is essentially cutoff.”

Seclusion Bay Resort owner Robert Laurie, an adjacent neighbor of the project, also voiced his concerns that visitors to the new development would park in his parking spaces.

In order for the project to proceed, amendments will have to be made to the city’s official community plan and an existing zoning bylaw. Both short-term and year-round occupancy would be allowed.

READ MORE: The Southgate development at 2627 Gore St. will include 19 units


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Okanagan Water Board opens floodgates with call for grant applications

Water Conservation and Quality Improvement program open from Armstrong to Osoyoos

New juicery set to grow in Kelowna

Local Pressery will launch Dec. 22

Defining the difference: Supportive housing and emergency shelters in Kelowna

The Journey Home Strategy calls for both types of housing to help people experiencing homelessness

Teddy Bear Toss returns for West Kelowna Warriors charity fundraiser

Grab your teddys for Saturday’s game at Royal LePage Place

Missing Kelowna man has been located

Police are confirming William Bryon Williams is no longer missing

VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters

B.C. crew films fight between the two feisty animals in Quatsino off north Vancouver Island

Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto

Leonard receives championship ring, leads new club to win

Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days

Canadian flight museum suggests Alex Bahlsen of Mill Bay died in Tuesday’s crash

Disturbing find: Shuswap family seeking Christmas tree locates several animal carcasses

Black bear, a coyote and five deer found dumped in gravel pit west of Salmon Arm

RCMP uncover meth in arrest of Sicamous woman linked to alleged pellet gun shooting

Police say methamphetamine and other drugs found in car driven by suspect

Pawsative Pups: Help your dog love their crate

Lisa Davies is a new columnist for Black Press who writes about dog training

Spark Joy: The art of giving and receiving

Barb and Wendy at Simply Spark Joy help you to create a clutter free home on the Black Press Media

Coldstream surf shop welcomes winter with paddle

Winter Chill event Saturday, Dec. 21, on Kal Lake is ‘food’-raiser for food bank

‘Honest mistake:’ RCMP says B.C. cannabis shop can keep image of infamous Mountie

Sam Steele wearing military, not RCMP uniform in image depicted in Jimmy’s Cannabis window

Most Read