Capri Landmark urban centre

A growing neighbourhood

The Capri Landmark neighbourhood (the area between Gordon and Spall, and Highway 97 and Springfield) is one of Kelowna’s major employment hubs and is growing to be an attractive location for apartment living. Development interest in the area is high. So we need to plan for the future of the area.

At the June 11, 2018 meeting, Council endorsed the approach for Plan implementation, laying the groundwork for how the Plan will be integrated into the City's long-term Capital Planning process once the final plan is endorsed.  Council also reaffirmed the future land use direction, transportation network and parks recommendations for the Plan.  Find out what is proposed for Capri-Landmark in the June 2018 Concept Plan.

In September 2018, Council postponed approval of the plan to a later date, asking that staff review the transportation network and park options in the Landmark area.

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Key Concepts

The Capri-Landmark Urban Centre Plan will be a big step toward creating a successful urban centre that delivers a high quality of life for current and future residents and employees in the area.

Check out this video to see how the preferred concept plan, developed with community input and technical analysis, addresses future growth, how people will get around, and where future residents and workers will access parks and public space.

Promoting Capri Landmark Urban Centre 

Key concepts of the plan include:

  • Prioritized alternative transportation options: New complete street with improved walking, cycling and transit options from Burtch to Spall roads.
  • Comfortable, walkable streets: Reduced block sizes and streetscape designs that add new sidewalks for people living and working.
  • Flexible, social public spaces: Develop a community park for people living and working in the Landmark area.
  • Local character and sense of place: Design principles to guide public realm and future building design.
  • Diversity of housing types:  Adding increased density and new types of housing options combats urban sprawl and contributes to a thriving neighbourhood
  • Mix of land uses: Increase the number of people living in the area and focus new retail and amenities on Dickson Avenue.
  • Environmental resilience: Increas the amount of green spaces and linear corrdors (Mill Creek and Ritchie Brook) to reduce run-off and improve flood protection.

Why a plan is important

Great urban centres result from careful planning, strategic investment and thoughtful development. The Capri Landmark Plan will be our first opportunity to apply principles and targets of the Urban Centres Roadmap to an urban centre in Kelowna. The Capri-Landmark Urban Centre Plan is a big step toward creating a successful urban centre that delivers a high quality of life for current and future residents and employees in the area.

The more ambitious approach to parks and public space and transportation will require greater capital investment as well as implementing a strategy for funding future infrastructure in the area as growth takes place. 

With a strong plan in place, each re-development proposal can be leveraged as an opportunity to invest in the area in a way that moves the community closer to the plan's vision.

Project timeline

Background

Concept
planning
Preferred
concept
Draft plan & transportation assessmentFinal plan development
February - March, 2017April - July, 2017August - October, 2017November, 2017  - May, 2018June - Fall/Winter 2018

Background information

This project is made possible with funding from: