Library supports Wharton Street site

The Okanagan Regional Library board has given its support to the Wharton Street development.

The Okanagan Regional Library board has given its support to the Wharton Street development.

At the board’s meeting on Nov. 14, the board approved a motion to pursue the development site as the location for a new Summerland library branch.

Staff will begin negotiations with the developer.

The proposed development on Wharton Street would replace the existing Summerland library branch.

The first building would include space for a newer, larger library.

The present library branch is 316 square metres, or 45 per cent of the size needed to serve Summerland’s population.

The size the developers are considering for the new branch is around 790 square metres, said Randy Gibson, one of the developers.

Mayor Janice Perrino said the library would be a welcome part of the development.

“We were thrilled to hear this,” she said. “This will be a place that is vibrant, strong and healthy for our downtown.”


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Controlled burning taking place in Summerland

Locals are advised that smoke may be present east of Sunset Place near the Deer Ridge subdivision

Australia Day fundraiser at Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing a success

Money raised at Australia day party donated directly to Victoria Bushfire Relief Fund

Penticton Indian Band stands in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en

“We’ve lived in this area for 10,000 years, and our knowledge is being disregarded…” - Chad Eneas.

Techstars Penticton took start-ups from ideas to pitches in 54 hours over the weekend

Local businesspeople worked their ideas to present before a panel of judges.

Summerland native leads bobsled teams to silver and bronze

Kripps makes podium twice in Konigssee

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

VIDEO: Canada looking to help 126 Canadians quarantined in China for coronavirus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of the new virus, with more than 100 deaths

Alessia Cara to host and perform at 2020 Juno Awards

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter also up for six awards, including Artist of the Year

Watch out for scams, clickbait in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death: Better Business Bureau

Kobe Bryant and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles

Calgary man dies in snowmobiling incident near Revelstoke

Boulder Mountain is a popular snowmobiling area west of the city

Kamloops killer who claims victim stabbed himself has appeal dismissed

Gordon Camille was sentenced to 6 years in a federal penitentiary following a 2018 manslaughter conviction

‘Very disrespectful’: Headstones at Okanagan cemetery damaged by excavation crew

Headstones at Enderby’s Cliffside Cemetery mistakenly driven over by excavation crew

Despite reports of decline, birds flocking to national parks in Canadian Rockies

Recent studies suggest overall bird population has slid by three billion since 1970

Central Okanagan man accused of sexual assault found not guilty due to alibi

Justice Dennis Hori determined a reasonable doubt in the Crown’s case against Robert Copeland

Most Read