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Dec 14, 2021 – City of West Kelowna gives second reading to the SolAqua Townhomes Project

What We Heard

In May 2021, The SolAqua Townhomes Project Team, represented by the landowner Landstar Developments and their Project Lead Consultant, CTQ Consultants, hosted three Virtual Public Information Sessions over the online Zoom Platform to review the updated proposal, and respond to public constructive feedback.

The updated proposal responded to previous feedback community feedback outlined below, and now more closely reflects the form of character more conducive to the West Kelowna and Casa Loma context.

Concern Previous Proposal Current Proposal Discussion
Height 10 stories 2-3 stories The R3 Zoning and Townhouse character more closely reflects other nearby redevelopment projects in the Casa Loma and West Kelowna area.
Number of Units 550 residential units 45-60 residential units The decrease in the total residential build out will address concern for massing, traffic, emergency access/egress, sensitivity to hillside and duration of construction.
Fit with Area Context Considered too dense and objected to high rise form Duplex Townhouse form The design, in addition to allowing for an efficient use of the land, is sensitive to environmental conditions present and the proposed form is in keeping with that of the Casa Loma project and other communities within West Kelowna.
Aesthetics Concern for impact with height and density Quality design and finishes for the townhomes Project will allow for a diversity of townhouse design within the context of a comprehensively planned neighbourhood.

Please download the public engagement report below which provides a summary of what we heard, and the presentation which informed the information sessions.

2021 SolAqua Public Engagement Report.pdf