Kelowna is selling the site of the city’s old RCMP building. (Black Press Media)

$6.5M for old downtown Kelowna RCMP lot

The former home to cop shop could serve high-density living, commercial space

Are you looking for commercial property to purchase in downtown Kelowna? If so, the city has put a large piece of real estate on the market.

The city-owned property located at 350 Doyle Ave., was previously occupied by the RCMP detachment and is listed with HM Commercial Group at $6.5 million.

The new building could provide downtown housing and ground-level commercial space.

READ MORE: City ready to tear down Kelowna’s former RCMP building

“The property will be marketed starting July 5 until early September and then staff will evaluate bids and make a recommendation to council for the disposition of land consistent with city practices and pre-established evaluation criteria,” strategic land development manager Graham Hood said.

It is in the cultural district, between the Kelowna Community Theatre and the Okanagan Innovation Centre.

The city does have some requirements for the development, which include constructing a LEED-certified (or better) building, prepaid land lease for 80-plus years, primarily residential development (minimum 10 storeys), a two-year time frame to begin development, supplying 6,000 square feet of community amenity space and the construction of an artwalk extension.

READ MORE: Old RCMP building attracting interest

Kelowna city staff have been working on a formal marketing proposal for the 0.35-hectare (0.87-acre) property since the old police building was demolished last year.

“In keeping with the city’s civic precinct plan, the development calls for higher density housing and mixed-use commercial at ground level. The housing could be strata-owner­ship or planned rental apartments,” Hood said.

The plan also includes redeveloping the Kelowna Community Theatre property, but it isn’t in the works yet.


@LarynGilmour
laryn.gilmour@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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

Just Posted

Home loss ends season for Sicamous Eagles

A defeat at the hands of the 100 Mile House Wranglers on Feb. 22 was the Eagles’ last outing.

PHOTOS: PeeWee Silverbacks finish season with 22 game win streak

The team has gone undefeated since November last year

Word on the street: What is your favourite pie-related memory?

With the 24th-annual Best of the Shuswap Pie Baking Contest taking place… Continue reading

Fiery collision involving truck closes Highway 1 at Three Valley Gap

Drivers should expect major delays and congestion; estimated time of re-opening is 2 p.m.

VIDEO: 2020 BC Winter Games wrap up in Fort St. John as torch passes to Maple Ridge

More than 1,000 athletes competed in the 2020 BC Winter Games

Still six cases of COVID-19 in B.C. despite reports of Air Canada passenger: ministry

Health ministry wouldn’t comment on specific flight routes

Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

Trudeau adopted a more assertive tone Friday, insisting the barricade must come down

Kelowna Firefighters douse suspicious hedge fire

A 30’ section of cedar hedge burned prompting an RCMP investigation.

Kelowna RCMP make arrest in fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Elijah Beauregard

An 18-year-old woman is in police custody facing a manslughter charge.

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

Most Read