Rutland townhouse project will ‘step it up a notch’: Kelowna Councillor

Modern design may raise bar for developers in Rutland community

A nine-unit townhouse development slated for a former single-dwelling lot on Rutland’s Kneller Road has been given the go-ahead by City of Kelowna councillors on Monday.

New Town Architecture and Engineering’s attractive design, use of greenery and architectural and material choices won council over.

“I think it’s a really nice use of materials in a nice mix and it will be a wonderful addition to the Rutland area,” Coun. Gail Given said. “It really steps it up a notch and sends a cue for the types of form and character that we want to see setting up a really nice trend for the area.”

READ MORE: West Kelowna’s Crystal Mountain to reopen this winter under new management

READ MORE: Townhouse project proposed for Rutland

The plans call for three buildings, one five-unit building and two two-unit buildings. Each unit is provided a double-car garage, a private backyard and common spaces both at grade level and on the rooftop. Road access will be off of Kneller Road and through a main driveway that divides the buildings.

“Coun. (Charlie) Hodge isn’t here today, so I wanted to channel his thinking,” Coun. Luke Stack said. “‘Boy, it’s nice to see some green backyards in these nice little townhouses.’”

“In a townhouse, often it’s common area and to have a private little space is really unique,” Stack said. “I’m sure the people who will be moving into them will be very excited.”

READ MORE: BC Housing initiative to boost affordable housing in Okanagan


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Just Posted

UPDATE: Man in custody after alleged impaired hit-and-run in downtown Kelowna

The victim remains in serious yet stable condition after being struck Saturday night

Festival goers at the 27th annual Roots and Blues Festival

The Observer asked: Where are you from and what brought you to the festival?

Mistake-riddled offence leads to first loss for Okanagan Sun

The Sun lost to the Westshore Rebels 16-13

Fire departments extinguish suspicious wildfire near West Kelowna

Crews established a fire guard and knocked down the blaze before it grew to one hectare.

15-year-old boy drowns after midnight jump into Okangan Lake

The RCMP and BC Coroners Service are investigating the drowning.

Kelowna Share Society celebrates International Thrift Shop Day with BBQ

Event helps society say thank-you for community support

Summerland’s downtown has gone through numerous changes

Main Street has been commercial hub of community for many years

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

Okanagan climate advocacy group protests against Tolko

Group to demonstrate outside Vernon head office Monday over plan to log close to water supply

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Okanagan Cultural Connections live venue tour kicks off in Vernon

Two dozen promoters, national booking agents, and music reps to visit venues from Vernon to Oliver

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Most Read