Highlights of June 11 Council meeting
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society multi-family housing
Council gave first reading to the proposed rezoning amendments for a 31-unit rental apartment development on property at 1759 Highway 33 E and forwarded the project to the June 26 public hearing. The project will likely include multi-family townhomes and an apartment building for affordable housing managed through the non-profit Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society. The types of units range from one and two-bedroom apartment units to three and four-bedroom townhomes, plus a childhood education and care centre. The existing home on the property will be demolished as part of the development.
Council approved issuing a development permit for proposed multi-family housing at the corner of Leathead and Fleming Roads. The development includes 36 three-storey, three-bedroom townhouse units with attached garages for a total of five buildings: three eight-unit buildings and two six-unit buildings. Three separate properties have been consolidated for the development and the existing single family homes will be demolished to accommodate the new development.
Rutland Arena renovations
Renovations to the dressing rooms at Rutland Arena will get underway after Council approved the project to create appropriate “all user” dressing rooms as well as improve the referees dressing room. The project is expected to cost up to $100,000, and paid from the Arena Reserve Fund. The original rink was built in 1974, with the second ice rink extension added in 1993.
New roof on Kelowna Curling Club
The Kelowna Curling Club is getting a new roof and ice chiller. Council approved a $300,000 loan to finance the upgrades. The chiller was found to be beyond its technical service life and ordered removed by Technical Safety BC and Worksafe BC. The City owns the facility, but contracts out the operations to the Kelowna Curling Club.