New Kelowna developments endorsed by council

New medical services building on Strathcona Avenue and commercial and park development projects in Rutland given approval.

Highlights from the April 20 meeting of Kelowna city council:

Strathcona medical services

Council adopted zone and Official Community Plan bylaw amendments for 310 and 320 Strathcona Ave. to become a hospital and heath support Services zone. Council also approved development and heritage alteration permits for construction of the 3.5-storey mixed-use medical building, which will include a café, residential units and two health services offices.

Rutland Crossing Development

Council approved a development permit at the intersection of Highway 33 and Rutland Road North for a commercial development that will consist of three food primary units, including a drive-thu Starbuck’s, Memphis Blues restaurant and a Dominos pizza outlet.

Five-year Financial Plan amendments

Council approved amendments to the Five-Year Financial Plan (2014-2018), including transfers and amendments that occurred throughout the year. These items do not impact taxation, as they shift expenditures from one funding source or municipal purpose to another. For more information, visit the document centre at

Tax distribution

Council approved the 2015 Municipal Tax Distribution Policy, which establishes a methodology to equally distribute the tax demand among all property types, despite uneven fluctuations in market value. For more information about City property taxes, visit

New ice cream concession

Council approved the contract with Scooter’s Ice Cream Ltd. to provide mobile food concession services to three City of Kelowna beaches and one waterpark for a three-year term.

Inclusive playground for Centennial Park

Council supported an application for the Enabling Accessibility in Community Grant and approved $200,000 in funding to create an inclusive all ages playground in Rutland Centennial Park, pending successful receipt of the award.


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