The proposed boat moorage has received approval from Transport Canada and the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. The approval for the boat slips involved careful scrutiny to ensure environmental integrity and mitigation of any impact on aquatic or foreshore components. Siting was deemed to be safe, met all environmental reviews and navigational restrictions. The facility itself was required to meet all Federal Government requirements, and its construction must be done under the watchful eye of professional environmental monitors.
Although the approval is conditional upon municipal zoning being granted, Landstar ensured that the maximum 60 slip boat moorage is kept strictly for the exclusive use of the owners and residents of the uplands Townhomes. Zoning approach has been agreed to with the City of West Kelowna that will not permit any boat services, retail, convenience or fueling at the site. Similarly, the area will not include a boat launch.
The boat moorage will be connected to the foreshore via an elevated foot bridge. This will permit human powered boats such as canoes and kayaks to easily move along the shore of Okanagan Lake, as well as access the upland beyond the boat moorage location. The elevated footbridge further protects the environmental integrity of the foreshore and the lake.