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West Kelowna "The Projects"

West Kelowna "The Projects"

Postby Symbonite » Nov 12th, 2017, 8:07 pm

I know somewhere here this topic is around but i cant find it so merge if you can.

Anyways driving by the new buildings near McDonalds on Carrington road and I would be so mad if I was the people living at Lakewind Condos that is or should say was facing Mission Hill. now they get to see Two things...the projects and their plummeting value of their condo.

Just saying. Who approved of this?
**Disclaimer: The above statement is in my OPINION only.

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Re: West Kelowna "The Projects"

Postby lightspeed » Nov 12th, 2017, 8:24 pm

Symbonite wrote:I know somewhere here this topic is around but i cant find it so merge if you can.

Anyways driving by the new buildings near McDonalds on Carrington road and I would be so mad if I was the people living at Lakewind Condos that is or should say was facing Mission Hill. now they get to see Two things...the projects and their plummeting value of their condo.

Just saying. Who approved of this?


"Buyer beware".

You honestly think people were blind to the fact that vacant land could be built on in the future?

Public uproar. Public stupidity.

"Buyer beware" - do your due diligence, people.
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Re: West Kelowna "The Projects"

Postby JayByrd » Nov 12th, 2017, 10:57 pm

Has anyone who lives there actually complained?
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'cause then you really might know what it's like to sing the blues.

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Re: West Kelowna "The Projects"

Postby LANDM » Nov 13th, 2017, 6:09 am

Symbonite wrote:I know somewhere here this topic is around but i cant find it so merge if you can.

Anyways driving by the new buildings near McDonalds on Carrington road and I would be so mad if I was the people living at Lakewind Condos that is or should say was facing Mission Hill. now they get to see Two things...the projects and their plummeting value of their condo.

Just saying. Who approved of this?

Isn’t this WIB land?
If so, then the Band approved it. What on earth would one expect?
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Re: West Kelowna "The Projects"

Postby zerograv » Nov 13th, 2017, 7:00 am

LANDM wrote:Isn’t this WIB land?
If so, then the Band approved it. What on earth would one expect?


Are you insinuating that because its band land was the only reason it was approved? What does it matter who's land it is?
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Re: West Kelowna "The Projects"

Postby LANDM » Nov 13th, 2017, 8:50 am

zerograv wrote:
LANDM wrote:Isn’t this WIB land?
If so, then the Band approved it. What on earth would one expect?


Are you insinuating that because its band land was the only reason it was approved? What does it matter who's land it is?

*bleep* are you talking about?

That is *precisely* why I left the quote that I responded to in my response.
The OP asked who approved it.
I responded by *asking* if it was WIB land, because I thought it was but could be wrong. That is called an answer to a question.

No different than saying, if it was not on WIB land, that the city council approved it.

So yes, it totally matters whose jurisdiction it is as it entirely is responsible for the answer to the question that the OP posted.
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Re: West Kelowna "The Projects"

Postby zerograv » Nov 13th, 2017, 10:35 am

What on earth would one expect? :up:
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Re: West Kelowna "The Projects"

Postby ORWELL » Nov 13th, 2017, 11:04 am

10 years ago, the original project marketing was for 3 buildings, to be built in phases with 1 of the buildings given approval for up to 17 stories. Then market real estate “crash” in ’08ish and the other 2 buildings were shelved. So I find it really hard to fault those who bought into phase 1 that 10 years later something so dramatically non-conforming would be built in their place alongside.

From the links provided below:

-property in question – Free Hold
-Original developer bankruptcy after the first phase
-COWK approved this new project
-farther down in the COWK doc, it shows the colour schema of the completed buildings

http://www.districtofwestkelowna.ca/Age ... leID=11537

http://www.wfn.ca/landownershiproadsmap.htm

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Re: West Kelowna "The Projects"

Postby Blast » Nov 14th, 2017, 3:12 pm

Concur. In May/June 2008 when we were looking for a Condo, this was what we were told. At the time any condo with a view was already sold in the original building. Lots of speculators prior to Spring 2008.
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Re: West Kelowna "The Projects"

Postby forumdoug » Nov 18th, 2017, 4:43 pm

The smartest people in the room realize it's generally better and more affordable to rent in a purpose-built rental apartment building, typically a newer, new-ish, or recently refurbished one (both "guts" and cosmetically). This is one of those classy, first rate development projects and I would welcome it. With a purpose-built apartment building, you have a dedicated management company managing every aspect, from tenant acquisition & selection to building maintenance and upkeep. There's even going to be an amenity building for the building's renters.

https://www.worldcat.org/title/wealthy-renter-how-to-choose-housing-that-will-make-you-rich/oclc/943643466?referer=di&ht=edition

And let's face it, most of Lakewind's (and nearby Aria, which is on WFN lands) occupants are likely renters from private condo owners.

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