Highlights of February 4 Council meeting
Industrial land housing
Council gave first reading to proposed rezoning amendments for development including three, mixed-used residential/industrial buildings at 907 Ethel Street in the city's north end industrial area. The dwelling units would be used as employee housing and would be Kelowna’s first example of a mixed residential and industrial land use. The proposal was forwarded to a future public hearing.
Gas station renovation
A development permit was issued for a proposal to renovate an existing gas station at 3802 Gordon Dr, at the corner of Gordon Drive and Cook Road. A second floor will be added as well as residences, plus a new 40-seat restaurant. The existing gas pumps will stay but the car wash will be removed and the convenience store reduced in size.
Community Trends report
Examining the community's infrastructure challenge is the theme behind the 2018 Community Trends Report. Council received the report for information, and the full report can be read here.
Cultural and Professional grants
Council approved the 2019 Professional Operating Grants, providing $145,000 to the Okanagan Symphony Society, Kelowna Ballet Society, Okanagan Artists Alternative Association (operating as Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art), and Opera Kelowna. In addition, Council received the list of 2019 recipients for cultural General Operating and Project Grants. Grants totaling $164,300 will go to local non-profit organizations providing arts, culture and heritage programs, services and events. See the list of recipients here.
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