Highlights of March 11 Council meeting
Council gave first reading to an amendment to the Official Community Plan and rezoning for the Wilden village neighbourhood to allow for commercial, a mix of multi-family and single detached homes, parks and a school site on land west of Union Road between Upper Canyon Drive and Begbie Road. The updates were forwarded to an upcoming public hearing.
Council supported a $75,000 grant application for a flood-mitigation study looking at Kelowna’s 35-kilometre waterfront. The project would result in the development of a flood risk assessment and mitigation plan looking at specific measures for vulnerable shoreline areas.
Council agreed to spend up to $1.2 million from reserve funds to stabilize a slope on properties at 2045 Loseth Rd. and 2001 Kloppenburg Ct. because of the risk of a landslide. Cracks were discovered in the slope in 2018, and a geotechnical assessment determined there is a high risk of a landslide.