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Plans for Kelowna park expansion underway

It shouldn't be long until the old Kelowna Yacht Club building is put to rest.

Delays in the new development put off plans to convert the space into parkland by a couple months, but the wheels of change are now in motion, explained Derek Edstrom, the city's director of real estate

"We had to wait for (the yacht club) to move out, and now they have," he said. "So we have started the investigation to demolish the building."

The investigation has thus far indicated there's some asbestos in the old building that needs to be safely removed before the old building is taken out.

It's expected to take somewhere in the area of four to six weeks for that process to be completed, and then demolition will start.

"Then depending on weather conditions there will be installation of major landscaping," he said.

"If it's too close to winter they may have to put off."

Meantime, the new yacht club will be nearly fully functional by fall.

************In a previous article, it was written that the club's downstairs tenant, the Cactus Club, would be open this fall. They're starting construction this fall, with an opening date slated for 2015.

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