Landstar Developments believes that the agricultural parcel of their ownership is integral to the proposed community project. Although a relatively small area of land, there is opportunity to enhance the 7 acre farm and maximize the potential of the quality soils. With the orchard tree fruits currently failing, the farm will be restored to vineyards and associated uses. A senior leading Agrologist has confirmed the high quality of grape growing soils on this site.
Along with the vineyard, the farm can accommodate a small winery/tasting room as well as greenhouses and farmgate retail. ALC regulations will permit a vineyard operator/winery to complement this land with other holdings in the Okanagan.
The intent is to lease the entire farm to a farmer that can sub-let components (eg. winery or farmgate and greenhouses) thereby ensuring best use and protection of the farmland, while offering farm produce and agri-tourism benefit to West Kelowna.
Although most of the land can be replanted, certain locations on the site have minor potential to produce. One area is immediately adjacent to Campbell Road where parking could be allocated. Such parking is envisioned to be used for both the marina visitors and farm-related activities, including a small winery/tasting room. (A non-farm use application to the ALC will be required, otherwise all other uses are permitted in accordance with the ALC Regulations and the City of West Kelowna Zoning Bylaw.) An opinion letter prepared by a professional agrologist will be filed as part of the application.
The driveway to the marina will be maintained for pedestrians, carts and emergency access uses only.