Highlights of March 11 Council meeting

March 11, 2019
Council highlights

Wilden rezonings

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.

Flood study

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.

Unsafe slope

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.