development

Construction is underway on two new drive-thru restaurants in Vernon: Triple O’s and Popeyes on 27th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Popeyes confirmed amid Vernon building boom

New restaurant one of two drive-thrus under construction. Record number of building applications processed.

 

Several spectators look at the wreckage after a crane collapsed at a downtown Kelowna construction site on the morning of July 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

2 new cranes to be erected at site of deadly Kelowna crane collapse

Mission Group says company chosen to construct 2 new cranes for the site is a leader in the field

 

Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Large development proposal near Summerland defeated

Diamonds would have had 106 residential units, built in two phases

 

A concept rendering of the 13-storey building proposed at 350 Doyle Avenue. (City of Kelowna)

Kelowna council to look at 13-storey building planned for old RCMP precinct

The city agreed to lease the land to a developer for 99 years in January 2021

A concept rendering of the 13-storey building proposed at 350 Doyle Avenue. (City of Kelowna)
A picture of the house at 424 Gibson Road. (BC Assessment photo)

Kelowna man sues city after being ordered to demolish his home

Janusz Grelecki was ordered to demolish his home due to its dilapidated appearance

A picture of the house at 424 Gibson Road. (BC Assessment photo)
A 16-lot residential subdivision is proposed for 1640 10th St. SE in Salmon Arm. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Subdivision planned for Salmon Arm’s Hillcrest area to be solar power friendly

City councillor would like pre-wiring for electric cars and solar power included

A 16-lot residential subdivision is proposed for 1640 10th St. SE in Salmon Arm. (City of Salmon Arm image)
A two-storey office building is planned for this lot at 2110 11th Ave. NE next to the Trans-Canada Highway and near the Comfort Inn in Salmon Arm. (City of Salmon Arm image)

New building planned for 11th Avenue NE in Salmon Arm to house doctors, engineers

Two-storey complex near police station, Highway 1 to provide professional offices

A two-storey office building is planned for this lot at 2110 11th Ave. NE next to the Trans-Canada Highway and near the Comfort Inn in Salmon Arm. (City of Salmon Arm image)
A concept rendering of the seven-unit two-storey building set to be constructed at 1129 Riverside Avenue in Sicamous. (File photo)

Sicamous council approves permits for 7-unit commercial-residential building

Fire chief Brett Ogino unhappy with lack of setbacks in building plans

A concept rendering of the seven-unit two-storey building set to be constructed at 1129 Riverside Avenue in Sicamous. (File photo)
Carly Procyshyn, the tourism and economic development coordinator for the District of Sicamous Development Corporation, will be out meeting business owners from Sept. 8 to 10, 2021 . (District of Sicamous image)

‘Business walks’ a stepping stone for Sicamous economic development co-ordinator

Carly Procyshyn said she wants to meet as many Sicamous business owners as she can

Carly Procyshyn, the tourism and economic development coordinator for the District of Sicamous Development Corporation, will be out meeting business owners from Sept. 8 to 10, 2021 . (District of Sicamous image)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Developer sues City of Kelowna for ‘bad faith’ decision to reject subdivision

City council previously voted 7-2 in favour of staff recommendation to nix Thomson Flats project

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
An artist's rendering of the proposed development that would replace the Hiawatha RV Park in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Second phase of Hiawatha RV Park redevelopment in Kelowna revealed

Second phase will feature a parkade and three residential towers

An artist's rendering of the proposed development that would replace the Hiawatha RV Park in Kelowna. (Contributed)
McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)

Kelowna council quashes McKinley Beach development sprawl, loses out on park

Developer offered 250 acres of parkland in the hopes council would allow hundreds of single-family homes

McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)
A concept photo of the rejected tower at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed/City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna rejects highrise lookout at Goats Peak Winery

The 35-metre tower would’ve necessitated special training for firefighters at a $200K cost

A concept photo of the rejected tower at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed/City of West Kelowna)
(Contrinuted/Unstudio)

PHOTOS: Proposed design unveiled for UBC Okanagan downtown Kelowna campus

The project aims to create healthy vibrant communities by rethinking mixed-use spaces

(Contrinuted/Unstudio)
The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)

Summerland council to examine eco-village development

Proposal calls for housing near community’s solar site

The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)
A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)

Kelowna city staff not a fan of ‘2020’ tower proposal

Tower plans reduced to 35 storeys from 46, but city staff say it’s still too big

A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)
Councillor says building statistics by end of June could lead to record year in 2020. (File photo)

COVID-19 restricted many activities but not building in Salmon Arm

City council congratulates planning department on balanced growth in building categories

Councillor says building statistics by end of June could lead to record year in 2020. (File photo)
A concept render of a unique European-style apartment complex being planned for Kelowna. (Contributed/Design Works Engineering)

Developer eyes unique ‘European-style’ Kelowna apartment complex

European-esque community would be the first of its kind in Kelowna, but city staff likely won’t support it

A concept render of a unique European-style apartment complex being planned for Kelowna. (Contributed/Design Works Engineering)
Tolko’s Kelowna mill has been closed since September 2019. (Black Press file photo)

City of Kelowna exploring ideas for redevelopment of North End, former Tolko site

The area has been the subject of much speculation since the Tolko mill closed in 2019

Tolko’s Kelowna mill has been closed since September 2019. (Black Press file photo)
The City of Salmon Arm has received an application to rezone these parcels in yellow at 1830 and 1860 10th St. SW from R1, single family residential, to R4, medium density, in order to facilitate the construction of a 27 lot bareland strata subdivision. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Plans underway for 27-lot subdivision on Salmon Arm’s 10th Street SW

Application to go to public hearing on July 26 if preliminary approvals given

The City of Salmon Arm has received an application to rezone these parcels in yellow at 1830 and 1860 10th St. SW from R1, single family residential, to R4, medium density, in order to facilitate the construction of a 27 lot bareland strata subdivision. (City of Salmon Arm image)