The Monaco will be built in Kelowna this fall

The Monaco will be under construction this fall according to the developer. - Contributed
The Monaco will be under construction this fall according to the developer.
— image credit: Contributed

The Monaco will be under construction as of this fall, says Tyler Dueck, public relations for Premier Pacific Group.

The twin tower urban condo and hotel project will be the first highrise project built in Kelowna's downtown core in half a decade due to the 2008 economic crash.

Last week, the City of Kelowna's planning department indicated the final paperwork needed for the developer to obtain the necessary building permit to start construction had yet to be filed, and the deadline is this week to meet their anticipated September build timeline; however, the developer insists the project is still going up.

"I don't know if we'll be there for September, but certainly we'll be on track for this fall," said Dueck. "We're not talking about months and months down the road, (but) maybe weeks behind."

The company needs to finalize a landscape plan and secure some commitments for the in-house daycare, file the paperwork and wait for the municipality's approval before proceeding.

The Monaco will include a 22-storey tower and a 30-storey tower, and will be built directly in front of The Daily Courier's offices and behind The Madison on St. Paul Street.

The buildings include 161 residential suites, a 128-room hotel in one tower, 3,000 square metres of street-side commercial space and a daycare centre.

The developer has also promised to install thousands of dollars worth of public art, include a bike-share program and facilities for charging electric cars.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Surgical waits average five months in B.C.
Big White set for Nov. 29 opening
Central Okanagan Foundation to distribute unprecedented $2 million in grants
Repair Cafe brings volunteer back to his roots as an inquisitive youngster
Brace for deja-vu winter: Weather Network
New ice study is gloomy for polar bears
Amrik Virk advised Kwantlen on secret executive bonus
Flu vaccine less effective against mutant strain
Klabona Keepers served permanent injunction

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.