Capri Master Plan

Capri Master Plan

Postby Scrobins94 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:01 pm

In my very humble opinion this is the right place to densify, much like the site of Central Green should have been. What a beauty.
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http://apps.kelowna.ca/CityPage/DevApps ... 201835.pdf

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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby Even Steven » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:06 pm

Five towers right next to each other looks very cluttered.

Underground parking is awesome though.
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby gman313 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:13 pm

Looks great!
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby Queen K » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:19 pm

Horrified.

But what does an old Kelownian know, having been born and raised here, knowing what we've lost as opposed to supposedly gained?

Cue the out of towners who've moved here to tell me to stuff it. Yes, Kelowna's changed, and it will keep evolving as all major cities have. But that doesn't mean every damn change has to be cheerlead from those who has seen ever green space and open area paved over. What is in your knowledge of Kelowna is not even a shadow of what I and many hold dear in our memories.

RIP Kelowna, it was nice to know you when you were beautiful.
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby Fancy » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:26 pm

You have to admit there's more green space in the conceptual drawings than what there is now.
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby Even Steven » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:28 pm

The council might come back to them and tell them to get rid of 2 towers. They'll probably replace them with ground level townhouses attached to other towers for extra profit.

But other than that...Way better than what's here. That whole area needs to be nuked and rebuilt from scratch.
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby Queen K » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:29 pm

More vistas are being cut off and those houses on the right hand of the screen, the ones right across the street from highrises. Guess what the owners are thinking, "there goes our sun, our views and our light traffic."

And I've learned, never ever trust artist's conceptions of developments. They lie. I don't believe half of that green space will be there when the last touches on the project are done.

Hope I'm proved wrong. But I've never seen a development match the artist's conception.
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby Scrobins94 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:32 pm

http://www.cherryville.net/directions.html

Sounds like Queen K would be happy living here. Directions included in link above. [icon_lol2.gif]

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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby Fancy » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:38 pm

Nothing much green there now to start with - so much is parking lot. Very few will be affected at the end of the day but that they will be is the unfortunate part of living so close to commercial areas. It will not be great for future parking so the residents will probably have to do something about that as other areas have done.
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby Scrobins94 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:44 pm

If this goes through I'd expect property values in the vicinity to go up. :smt045
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby JayByrd » Nov 23rd, 2017, 1:02 pm

I wasn't born here, but moved here in 1980. Started Grade 1 here. Kelowna is home.

I live barely a block away from this development. I am thrilled about it. The Capri property desperately needs not just an upgrade, but a re-imagining. It was considered to be on the edge of town when it was built.

This will likely mean some proper sidewalks and bike lanes on Gordon and Sutherland, which will benefit me and my family.

I also like how this ties in with the proposed changes to the OCP the the entire Capri/Landmark corridor. I attended the public gathering for that and was quite pleased.
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby JayByrd » Nov 23rd, 2017, 1:09 pm

Queen K wrote:More vistas are being cut off and those houses on the right hand of the screen, the ones right across the street from highrises. Guess what the owners are thinking, "there goes our sun, our views and our light traffic."


This part confuses me. Which photo are you referring to? The houses on the right are either Sutherland Ave or Harvey, depending on which picture you're looking at (they are from opposite perspectives). Light traffic?? Vistas???
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby the truth » Nov 23rd, 2017, 2:52 pm

i love it. with an ice rink on top of that :up:
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby Queen K » Nov 23rd, 2017, 6:16 pm

Scrobins94 wrote:http://www.cherryville.net/directions.html

Sounds like Queen K would be happy living here. Directions included in link above. [icon_lol2.gif]


I've been to Cherryville many times over and no, I would not like to live there. I think I can hold onto my childhood memories of how beautiful Kelowna once was without apologizing.

The plan indeed does look sleek and modern but I will believe the green space hype once it's there. I'm betting it won't be nearly as extensive as the depiction because it's always the lie that draws people in. I won't be that green in the end, is what I'm saying.
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Re: Capri Master Plan

Postby Even Steven » Nov 23rd, 2017, 6:32 pm

How much of a greenspace is it right now?

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