A rental-only apartment building proposed near Parkinson Recreation Centre, deemed too tall by area residents, has been approved for a development permit.
Several neighbours spoke against the project, planned for Bernard Avenue near Burtch Road, at a Jan. 20 public hearing.
The building is six-storeys, with two lower levels of parking and 156 units including townhomes at street level.
“It’s a perfect transit area, right close to Parkinson’s for people who want to exercise, right close to the Landmark Business Centre where people are working,” said Coun. Mohini Singh. “All put together I think this is a much-needed project in our city.”
City council also approved a development permit for a mixed-use residential building in Kelowna’s South Pandosy neighbourhood.
Mission Group plans to put up a six-storey building at Abbott Street and Cedar Ave, across from the new Pandosy Waterfront Park.
Four commercial spaces will front onto Cedar Ave. and the rest of the building will be made up of studio, one, two and three-bedroom condos.
“I think this is a very good fit for the area and will complement the park,” said Coun. Luke Stack.