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Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: Apr 10th, 2017, 8:24 pm
by Jflem1983
Wow just seen some news about the plans . Kelowna is blowing up . Some call it progress . I guess it is about time . Too bad it has to be so ugly a project . They could have made this so nice . The way it is . There will be 2000 people with parking for dozens

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: Apr 11th, 2017, 4:44 am
by lightspeed
Link?

Edit: I found it. Just more congestion in that area and for Upper Mission residents. Adds to the Kelowna snarl ups. But yay, boat storage.

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: Apr 11th, 2017, 5:18 am
by GenesisGT
https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/2 ... sion-hotel

So everyone doesn't have to spend time looking it up

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: Apr 11th, 2017, 9:33 am
by Hombre
GenesisGT wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/27551/another-mission-hotel

So everyone doesn't have to spend time looking it up


I think they mean this: http://www.missiongroup.ca/residential/ ... ties/aqua/

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: Apr 11th, 2017, 9:40 am
by Jflem1983
Yes but there are plans for towers on that property with a boat storage facility

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: Apr 11th, 2017, 9:44 am
by Jflem1983
It looks like a lot of buildings stuffed onto a small piece of land . It will be weird parking like all mission group projects

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: Apr 11th, 2017, 10:05 am
by fall
Kelowna is going to be so busy and overcrowded in a few years, as if it's not bad now. What is the lake going to be like with watercraft lol.

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: Apr 11th, 2017, 10:11 am
by Fancy
Addressing these concerns, a number of changes have been made to the AMV building, including:

The building height has been reduced from six (6) to four (4) stories and will house 200 boats (the same number currently accommodated);
Setbacks between the street and the building have been improved along Cook and Truswell Roads for enhanced landscaping and a more open feel from the adjacent public spaces; and
The addition of architectural features which will 'animate' the building, including a second floor 'clubhouse' addition and a glassed-in 'pop-out', marine-themed display case on Truswell.

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: Apr 11th, 2017, 4:34 pm
by KunciJay
Hombre wrote:
GenesisGT wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/27551/another-mission-hotel

So everyone doesn't have to spend time looking it up


I think they mean this: http://www.missiongroup.ca/residential/ ... ties/aqua/


How old is the picture they are using? I assume that it's to make it seem less dense than it currently is down there.

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: Apr 11th, 2017, 7:33 pm
by Andy S
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"How old is the picture they are using? I assume that it's to make it seem less dense than it currently is down there."

It's dated. That is the old Lakeshore Rd bridge - it is not like that now. Don't do it. Traffic at Truswell will be more of a summer gong show than it already is x10.

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: Apr 13th, 2017, 12:19 pm
by WalterWhite
Hombre wrote:
GenesisGT wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/27551/another-mission-hotel

So everyone doesn't have to spend time looking it up


I think they mean this: http://www.missiongroup.ca/residential/ ... ties/aqua/


KunciJay wrote:How old is the picture they are using? I assume that it's to make it seem less dense than it currently is down there.


Actually - that's a great picture showing the continued accretion of land due to the silt depositing from Mission Creek. I would not be surprised to see the boat launch severly impacted in coming years, not to mention neighboring properties. Doesn't matter how fancy a project gets developed - it won't sway Mother Nature.

Regarding the topic at hand, it looks like this proposal has cleared the first hurdle towards approval:

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#194467

https://okanaganedge.net/2017/04/13/wat ... t-planned/

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: May 9th, 2017, 9:25 am
by techrtr
Development is getting out of control. It's going to get to the point where you won't even see the lake anymore unless you're on a boat or way up on a hill. The proposed Aqua development is too big, and too high if you ask me.

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: May 9th, 2017, 9:48 am
by LTD
4 stories is to high lol theres houses here that tall

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: May 9th, 2017, 10:18 am
by KevinJP
A no vote by city council was never a possibility. The public hearing is just a charade for the inevitable.

Re: Aqua marine valet towers

PostPosted: May 10th, 2017, 1:59 pm
by Eunoia
My main concern isn't the height of these towers. If you ask me, I think 13 - 19 storeys is appropriate for Kelowna with such a high demand. The concern should be traffic, parking and roadways in the area. It seems like council is developing and densifying as much as they can, without upgrading the roads to alleviate increasing congestion...