development

Construction is a booming industry around town, including work at the 27th Street lot next to Co-op, where a car wash and Triple O’s are being built. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Construction hammers ahead in Vernon

Building permits and values on pace to beat 2020

 

Jim Moring, left, hands 132 letters and emails to Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki. The 132 people support Moring speaking on their behalf at the public hearing on May 17 for the development at the Kampe Estate. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton neighbourhood rallying to speak as one against development of Kampe Estate

Resident Jim Moring delivered letters endorsing him to speak on the behalf of 132 people

 

The Kampe Estate across from the Channel has been bought by a developer who wants to put up two towers. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Residents concerned over plans for Kampe property

Some residents were not happy to hear about plans for two six-storey apartment buildings

 

Brooklyn at Bernard Block, a 25-storey residential complex is nearing completion. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

‘The best small city in North America’; Developer speaks to Kelowna’s potential

The future of the Okanagan city is to build up, not out, says development company president

Brooklyn at Bernard Block, a 25-storey residential complex is nearing completion. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
(Mission Group)

Demolition of Bargain Shop downtown Kelowna clears way for big development

Bernard Block will encompass two residential towers, commercial tower, street-facing businesses

(Mission Group)
Skaha Shores on South Main, will be the largest rental towers built in a long time in Penticton. It will offer 180 pet friendly units, community garden, fitness centre and rooftop patio when complete this spring. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Skaha Shores biggest development to come to Penticton in 2021

Developer has more than addressed parking for the 180 unit rental complex, says city

Skaha Shores on South Main, will be the largest rental towers built in a long time in Penticton. It will offer 180 pet friendly units, community garden, fitness centre and rooftop patio when complete this spring. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Members of the Okanagan Indian Band can vote on a referendum that will decide whether to designate Duck Lake reserve lands for the purpose of building a business park. Voting is open to band members only until 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (OKIB image)

Okanagan Indian Band referendum on future of Duck Lake land underway

Members can vote until 8 p.m. Thursday to designate reserve lands for a 52-acre business park

Members of the Okanagan Indian Band can vote on a referendum that will decide whether to designate Duck Lake reserve lands for the purpose of building a business park. Voting is open to band members only until 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (OKIB image)
Two of the buildings on a Summerland property were constructed more than 25 years ago, without building permits. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Zoning amendment approved for Summerland property

Buildings on property had been constructed in the past without permits

Two of the buildings on a Summerland property were constructed more than 25 years ago, without building permits. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Walls come down at old Vernon Legion site

The property on the corner of 31 Ave, and 33 St. was purchased last year

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Canadian Horizons development company is taking steps to develop a 300-plus residential neighbourhood at 1050 Spiller Road, near Campbell Mountain Landfill. (Canadian Horizons photo)

Rezoning decision looms large for detractors of proposed South Okanagan development

300-plus home development near landfill would send city in wrong direction, concerned locals say

Canadian Horizons development company is taking steps to develop a 300-plus residential neighbourhood at 1050 Spiller Road, near Campbell Mountain Landfill. (Canadian Horizons photo)
An apartment is proposed for the corner of Alexis Park Drive and Turtle Mountain Boulevard. (City map)

Apartment proposed for North Okanagan lots

Alexis Park Drive and Turtle Mountain Boulevard could also see a roundabout in the future

An apartment is proposed for the corner of Alexis Park Drive and Turtle Mountain Boulevard. (City map)
Residents spoke out during a public hearing on a proposed development at the Twin Lakes Golf Course. The hearing was held on the evening of Dec. 7. (Google Maps)

Water concerns raised at public hearing about Twin Lakes development

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to make decision on development at golf course

Residents spoke out during a public hearing on a proposed development at the Twin Lakes Golf Course. The hearing was held on the evening of Dec. 7. (Google Maps)
Todd York (left), owner of Royal York Golf Course in Armstrong, with local developer Patrick Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Owner shares future vision for Armstrong’s only golf course

Todd York believes he’s found a way to turn Royal York into a win for the city, community and taxpayers

Todd York (left), owner of Royal York Golf Course in Armstrong, with local developer Patrick Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A motel, located at 2107 Tait Street in Trout Creek, has received council’s approval to convert from tourist commercial to high-density residential zoning. (Google Maps)

Controversial Summerland motel conversion approved

Summerland councillors debate need for affordable housing, and suitability of location

A motel, located at 2107 Tait Street in Trout Creek, has received council’s approval to convert from tourist commercial to high-density residential zoning. (Google Maps)
Canadian Horizons is taking steps to develop a 320-unit residential neighbourhood at 1050 Spiller Road, northeast of the City of Penticton. (Canadian Horizons photo)

Penticton Indian Band opposes Canadian Horizons development

Proposed residential development will remove the protected rights of the syilx Nation, says PIB

Canadian Horizons is taking steps to develop a 320-unit residential neighbourhood at 1050 Spiller Road, northeast of the City of Penticton. (Canadian Horizons photo)
The District of Lake Country invited the public to provide feedback based on newly released concepts for Oyama Isthmus Park from mid-August to early September 2020. The feedback was added to a new report reviewed by council and shared Friday, Sept. 25. (Contributed)

Public input sharpens vision of Oyama Ithmus Park

Proposed project to shape the long-term future of waterfront land in Lake Country

The District of Lake Country invited the public to provide feedback based on newly released concepts for Oyama Isthmus Park from mid-August to early September 2020. The feedback was added to a new report reviewed by council and shared Friday, Sept. 25. (Contributed)
Sale of downtown land approved for new Vernon cultural centre

Sale of downtown land approved for new Vernon cultural centre

City council approved the sale of Vernon Block land to RDNO for $2.47 million

Sale of downtown land approved for new Vernon cultural centre
Frind Estate Winery, owned by tech entrepreneur Markus Frind, has been developing 900 acres of land in Vernon, including 820 acres on the mountainside south of Bella Vista Road. (Frind Estate Winery photo)

Tech mogul growing North Okanagan’s wine industry

The founder of online dating site Plenty of Fish is developing 900 acres in Vernon

Frind Estate Winery, owned by tech entrepreneur Markus Frind, has been developing 900 acres of land in Vernon, including 820 acres on the mountainside south of Bella Vista Road. (Frind Estate Winery photo)
Kon Kast is looking to develop the mine on Okanagan Centre Road West into an industrial project. (District of Lake Country map)

Okanagan mine makes way for industrial project

Council holds a special meeting to rezone property

Kon Kast is looking to develop the mine on Okanagan Centre Road West into an industrial project. (District of Lake Country map)
The Silver Star Gateway development is under construction on Silver Star Road in Vernon. (Obala Realty illustration)

Big city development underway in North Okanagan

Road widening, paving and pathway could disrupt traffic for weeks

The Silver Star Gateway development is under construction on Silver Star Road in Vernon. (Obala Realty illustration)