Council happy to see plans for industrial building proceed

A long-awaited project for West Kelowna’s light industrial park appears to be getting closer to completion, much to the delight of local politicians.

A long-awaited project for West Kelowna’s light industrial park appears to be getting closer to completion, much to the delight of local politicians.

It was just a few final approvals for how two new industrial buildings on Stevens Road may look, but it was enough encouragement for councillors to get excited.

The proposal calls for two multi-tenant industrial buildings of 55,000 square feet of space for lease plus provision of a third building for a total square footage of 63,000 square feet. There is already one building on the site at 1405 Stevens Rd.

The proposed construction predates the District of West Kelowna and started at the Regional District of Central Okanagan. While Tuesday’s thumbs up only approved the form and character development permit of the buildings, it’s a sign they may be closer.

“This is a significant development and in my opinion this is really good news to see this,” said Mayor Doug Findlater.

The District of West Kelowna continues to have high hopes for its industrial area to create jobs and offset taxes.

Industrial taxpayers pay typically three times the municipal taxes residences do.

 

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