West Kelowna is looking for input about proposed truck routes through the city. (City of West Kelowna)

Residents voice out on proposed cliffside development in West Kelowna

The Tuscany Drive residents have concerns on a 26-unit addition

Potential changes coming to a West Kelowna neighbourhood had residents voicing their concerns to West Kelowna council Tuesday afternoon.

In proposed residential additions near Tallus Ridge Drive, an additional 26-unit strata townhouse and one single-family dwelling could be built on the rock slope just above Tuscany Drive, where several other residences are located.

Council heard bylaw amendments proposed by the developers to rezone the land from a single-detachment residential zone to a low-density multiple-residential zone. The developer needs council approval to rezone the land on the slope in order to build more homes.

At the public hearing on Tuesday afternoon, which was scheduled in between the second and third reading of the bylaw amendments, residents of the Tuscany Drive area came forth to express concerns on the possible development.

“With the increasing housing developments in the area and increased population, what is the city’s plan to provide additional exit roads/through roads and prevent risk to individuals in the event of an emergency evacuation,” Tuscany Drive resident Veronica Dumontet said in an email to council.

Dumontet wasn’t alone in the concerns with the proposed development. Other Tuscany Drive residents spoke up with questions regarding the stability of the bedrock, falling debris, noise and most notably, the safety of the houses and family members in the area.

READ MORE: Truck attempts swim at Kelowna boat launch, sinks

READ MORE: West Kelowna brings in new chief administrative officer

Both residents and members of city council received some answers from the developer during the public hearing. Rock specialists have been hired to inspect the bedrock and cliff of the proposed development, the amount of blasting or rock is speculated to be minimal and there will be a third and final reading before council approves the rezoning application.

City council said they will address concerns brought forward by residents and make final decisions at a later date.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Motionball hosts first-ever university marathon of sport at UBC Okanagan

Motionball is a national non-profit that raises awareness and funds for the Special Olympics

Annual SunRype Okanagan Marathon celebrates 25 years

The marathon took over downtown Kelowna and features runners from across the globe

Rain in forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap region

Mixed bag of clouds, sun and showers forecast for the week ahead

PPC party discredits its former Kelowna-Lake Country president’s past accusations of racism

Daniel Joseph left the party in March and is now an independent candidate in the riding

Judge orders credit union’s bank records for Kelowna social worker facing theft allegations

The man is accused of negligence, breach of contract, fraud and a conspiracy with Interior Savings

Spotlight on B.C.: 12 races to watch on Election Day

Black Press Media presents a four-part series into how B.C. will affect the national outcome

Summerland council agrees to 30-year lease with steam railway

Tourist train has been operating as an attraction in Summerland since 1995

Speeding a concern on Summerland streets

Police observe fast motorists in town and on Highway 97

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Canucks hang on for 3-2 win over Rangers in New York

Vancouver scores three times in first period

More beef products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The food safety watchdog has been investigating possible E. coli 0157:H7

Roads contractor waits for snow removal equipment as winter looms

The newly-hired highway maintenance company serving the region is hitting some bumps… Continue reading

Most Read