Aqua Height Okay

Re: Aqua Height Okay

Postby KelownaCrackinCrew » Jan 24th, 2018, 10:49 pm

I've had houses in Kettle Valley, and Wilden. I will tell you living in a condo feels more "neighborhood like" than it does living in the areas I have been in, I've lived in condo's in the lower mainland, I mostly knew everybody who lived above and below me, friendly atmosphere, live in Wilden or Kettle Valley most of the time the people don't take the time to say "good morning" or even a simple "hello". I will be purchasing at Ellis Parc once its all said and done. :up: Kelowna is a small area, the only way to "fill" is to build high rises, we do not have the land for houses unless you take out all the farms and orchards in the area. I am all for any high rise proposal that comes to mind in Kelowna, just please do not build another Wilden or Kettle Valley, Highpointe Kelowna is not bad, great people in the area.

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Re: Aqua Height Okay

Postby Catri » Jan 25th, 2018, 1:07 am

KelownaCrackinCrew wrote:I've had houses in Kettle Valley, and Wilden. I will tell you living in a condo feels more "neighborhood like" than it does living in the areas I have been in, I've lived in condo's in the lower mainland, I mostly knew everybody who lived above and below me, friendly atmosphere, live in Wilden or Kettle Valley most of the time the people don't take the time to say "good morning" or even a simple "hello". I will be purchasing at Ellis Parc once its all said and done. :up: Kelowna is a small area, the only way to "fill" is to build high rises, we do not have the land for houses unless you take out all the farms and orchards in the area. I am all for any high rise proposal that comes to mind in Kelowna, just please do not build another Wilden or Kettle Valley, Highpointe Kelowna is not bad, great people in the area.


This is exactly what I was talking about. You make it sound like the choices are single family homes or high rise apartments and there are no alternatives in between, therefore we need to have high rise apartments. If that were true I would agree with you, but it isn't. I think we can develop smarter and better than just stupidly saying yes to every tall building for aspirational reasons.
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Re: Aqua Height Okay

Postby Tfishwood » Jan 25th, 2018, 8:44 am

And the new traffic will use Lakeshore ? And back up traffic at the rotary circle at Lexington / Bluebird ? Park for the traffic light in the winter on the slippery small mound/hill crossing the creek by Truswell rd ? Hmmm, did any of the council voters drive the neighbourhood ?

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Re: Aqua Height Okay

Postby Scrobins94 » Jan 25th, 2018, 10:28 pm

This is a very beautiful project. I hope they do it. I hope they also do something beautiful at the old bargain store.

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Re: Aqua Height Okay

Postby normaM » Jan 26th, 2018, 6:37 am

Tfishwood - totally agree with what you wrote. I drive Lakeshore too much - that lil mound is a bane for many.
Saw a lone woman protesting Aqua the other day.. felt I should have joined her ( because it was kinda sad a protest of one)
And no matter how close to everything I wager people still going to drive instead of bike/walk
Beautiful looking building ( if it turns out looking that way) just don't think the right location.
A lot of houses going to lose much of their sunlight.
MG is such buying up a lot of Kelowna
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Re: Aqua Height Okay

Postby Omnitheo » Jan 26th, 2018, 7:58 am

Trees block sunlight. From street level there is no difference between this building and a 2 story house or some trees. There is the potential that for a few minutes a day, that you might find that the sun isn’t shining directly on you.
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