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City of Kelowna plans park and extension of Sutherland Avenue

The city has purchased a nearly two-acre parcel at 1910-1960 Dayton Street
A stretch of Dayton Street (1910-1960) that the City of Kelowna plans to extend Sutherland Avenue and install an urban park.

An extension of Sutherland Avenue and an urban park is in the works for the Landmark District.

The city has picked up a nearly two-acre parcel at 1910-1960 Dayton Street. 

“This acquisition is a great opportunity for the city to advance public amenities to support a densifying neighbourhood and ensure it will become a vibrant and livable hub for residents and workers,” said Derek Edstrom, divisional director of partnerships and investments. 

It will improve connectivity, mobility, and livability while protecting and restoring a valuable greenspace, Edstrom added.

The $12.3 million purchase of the property was funded from development cost charges. 

The city will work with current tenants to maintain leases and rent agreements until construction begins. 

The long-term extension of Sutherland Ave. (Gordon Drive to Spall Road) will provide protected cycling lanes, transit access, and wide sidewalks.

Gary Barnes

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