After city council approved three development permits this week, West Kelowna’s number of housing units to be erected in the coming years has hit 301.
The future locations of the developments are a 13-building project at 1975 Shannon Lake Road, a three-story apartment building with 186 units at 220 Majoros Road in the Westbank Centre and lastly, on Wetton Road, close to Gellatly Bay will be three separate buildings of 18 stacked townhouses.
The developer, Pelican Properties Ltd., originally proposed 24 stacked townhomes, but cut it to 18 because there wouldn’t be enough parking stalls to accommodate all occupants of the building.
“The city has seen a population increase over the last several years and prior years showed West Kelowna have prominently single detached homes, but now we are seeing a need for more multi-family developments and more young families seeking rental properties,” said the city’s planning manager Brent Magnan.
He says in the last three years, 900 rental units development permits have been approved.