Highlights of September 20 Council meeting
UBCO downtown campus
Council OK’d a development permit for what will be Kelowna’s tallest building. UBCO’s 43-storey downtown campus will be built at the corner of St. Paul Street and Doyle Ave. It will include 10 floors of academic use, 473 units of apartment housing, ground floor commercial and underground parking.
Council supported a liquor application as part of a new event venue at 1383 Ellis Street. The proposal includes a café, an events hall, and a music hall with capacity for 685 people. The proposal aligns with the City’s 2020-2025 Cultural Plan, Civic Precinct Area of the Official Community Plan, and the Central Okanagan Music Strategy project, which has the goal to advance music within the region. The application will be forwarded to the Provincial Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for approval.
A development permit and several variances were approved by Council for a six-storey development at the corner of Drysdale Boulevard and Glen Park Drive. The proposal includes 30 one-bedroom units, and seven two-bedroom units.
Council approved a development permit for a 33-storey tower at 289 Queensway. The proposal will include 175 hotel rooms and 65 residential units. Council supported the project in 2020 but it did not move ahead due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, so the developer needed to seek Council’s support again.