Jenga Tower

Jenga Tower

Postby Frisk » Feb 28th, 2018, 3:43 pm

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-219979-1-.htm#219979

Seems like there's a lot of new tall buildings in the works?
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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby dodgerdodge » Feb 28th, 2018, 3:54 pm

Probably be built and finished before Sopa Square. :biggrin:

I mean how much longer can Sopa build be for christ sake?

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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby featfan » Feb 28th, 2018, 4:35 pm

dodgerdodge wrote:Probably be built and finished before Sopa Square. :biggrin:

I mean how much longer can Sopa build be for christ sake?


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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby sublime » Feb 28th, 2018, 4:38 pm

"In order to make the project possible the developers are asking the city to rezone the property and dramatically increase the height allowed on it, from seven to 15 storeys."

Here we go again. Time to grease the pockets of the mayor and council once again and watch them not listen to the recommendations from the planning department. Same old song and dance.

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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby Scrobins94 » Feb 28th, 2018, 4:40 pm

Looks nice. Interesting design and not too big of a podium. Taller but skinnier tower should have less of a negative impact on the feel for the area.

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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby Even Steven » Feb 28th, 2018, 4:41 pm

Oh here we go again with the height complaints.

If allowable heights were never increased, the tallest building in Kelowna would be the Starbucks.

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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby WalterWhite » Feb 28th, 2018, 4:45 pm

Even Steven wrote:Oh here we go again with the height complaints.

If allowable heights were never increased, the tallest building in Kelowna would be the Starbucks.


Oh here we go again with completely misunderstanding the issue - it's not the height - it's the request to more than double the current zoning allowance from 7 to 15 stories.

This is no longer a surprise - but the new norm - and we can owe a lot of it to several members of the current council. Sharon Simpson couldn't have spelled it out any clearer.
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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby GordonH » Feb 28th, 2018, 5:08 pm

Even Steven wrote:Oh here we go again with the height complaints.

If allowable heights were never increased, the tallest building in Kelowna would be the Starbucks.


Well when I move here the height restriction was the Kiwanis tower, which is little taller then a Starbucks. lol
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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby zerograv » Feb 28th, 2018, 5:53 pm

WalterWhite wrote:
Even Steven wrote:Oh here we go again with the height complaints.

If allowable heights were never increased, the tallest building in Kelowna would be the Starbucks.


Oh here we go again with completely misunderstanding the issue - it's not the height - it's the request to more than double the current zoning allowance from 7 to 15 stories.

This is no longer a surprise - but the new norm - and we can owe a lot of it to several members of the current council. Sharon Simpson couldn't have spelled it out any clearer.


Looks more to me like the issue is that the zoning allowance is to low [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Feb 28th, 2018, 6:21 pm

Even Steven wrote:Oh here we go again with the height complaints.

If allowable heights were never increased, the tallest building in Kelowna would be the Starbucks.

Actually we had 6 or so in the early 60,s and a 12? Or so on Lakeshore I think 10 years later..
But I agree in light ofvthe last year, there will be many requests to go higher..
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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby JayByrd » Feb 28th, 2018, 7:49 pm

sublime wrote:Here we go again. Time to grease the pockets of the mayor and council once again and watch them not listen to the recommendations from the planning department. Same old song and dance.



Just to be clear...you are suggesting that the Mayor and City Council will be bribed in order to make this happen?

Or does "grease the pockets" have another meaning?
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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby lesliepaul » Feb 28th, 2018, 7:53 pm

Where exactly is the South Pandosy Urban Square? 15 stories is a far cry from 35 or so right on the water. It is when 15 gets approved and the developers next wish will be 20 plus. This story reads over and over again with this b%$-licking city council.

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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby dle » Feb 28th, 2018, 8:25 pm

Zerograv said:

Looks more to me like the issue is that the zoning allowance is to low [icon_lol2.gif]


....but until they do change the zoning allowance through the proper channels, Council shouldn't be going rogue and allowing DOUBLE the height restriction and going against City planning. What is the point in having zoning laws? The rest of us have to abide by the zoning in our neighbourhoods no questions asked. Why should Council not follow the laws as well. If they want higher buildings then they need to change the zoning properly.

I have nothing against this "Jenga" building - I think it looks pretty cool and I also think South Pandosy would be a nice place for it. I don't live in South Pandosy area though and hopefully the people who do also like it or they are SOL if council approves it whether it's zoned for it or not.

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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby sublime » Feb 28th, 2018, 10:59 pm

JayByrd wrote: Just to be clear...you are suggesting that the Mayor and City Council will be bribed in order to make this happen?

Or does "grease the pockets" have another meaning?


If you even have to ask and haven't been following all the recent developments with the city? [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Jenga Tower

Postby JayByrd » Mar 1st, 2018, 10:34 am

sublime wrote:
If you even have to ask and haven't been following all the recent developments with the city? [icon_lol2.gif]


Maybe I haven't been.

But is that a yes or a no? If you're going to make an accusation, even about something that's apparently obvious, then make one. Don't use innuendo and then answer a question with a question.
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