Towers planned next to mall

Towers planned next to mall

Postby Frisk » Mar 7th, 2018, 9:01 pm

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-220547-1-.htm#220547

Wow, 24 and 27 stories. Kelowna is gonna be looking like a mini Vancouver pretty soon.
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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby vegas1500 » Mar 7th, 2018, 9:03 pm

Good maybe it will help with all the people that can’t afford to live there.....oh right, the new tax will fix that.....

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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby Even Steven » Mar 7th, 2018, 9:08 pm

Oh no. It will block someone's mall view.

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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby Scrobins94 » Mar 7th, 2018, 9:34 pm

Good spot. Close to the mall and walking/biking distance to Superstore.

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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby Grandan » Mar 7th, 2018, 10:33 pm

Scrobins94 wrote:Good spot. Close to the mall and walking/biking distance to Superstore.

Also close to the Liquor Store.
Walk to everything you need and you can see the lake from the 3rd floor up. Good location.
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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby normaM » Mar 8th, 2018, 7:15 am

Better there that some of the other planned towers. So much land sitting around the Mall area, rather towers than the weeds and dirt blowing.
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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby Anonymous123 » Mar 8th, 2018, 7:24 am

Does that 4 acres include the Farmers Market site?
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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby Grandan » Mar 8th, 2018, 7:46 am

Anonymous123 wrote:Does that 4 acres include the Farmers Market site?

The land includes the old school board office plus 2 or 3 lots behind it. One of those lots was 0.8 acre that sold to the school district in about 1990 which shows how long property has to be held before it is redeveloped.
The paved parking lot where the famer's market is held is not part of the sale.
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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby Hassel99 » Mar 8th, 2018, 8:10 am

Seems like a good spot.
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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby LANDM » Mar 8th, 2018, 10:02 am

Now that Orchard Park has ruined the view of the lake from that site, they have no alternative but to go up. :biggrin:
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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby cv23 » Mar 8th, 2018, 11:08 am

Brandon Crema, District’s executive vice-president, said his company’s “first cut at” the development plan has the concrete towers stretching 24 and 27 storeys high, filled primarily with for-sale condos.


I find this statement interesting. What exactly does he mean by "first cut at"?
Is he inferring that the "first phase" will be 24 & 27 story towers or, like Westcorp, is this just the developers "first kick at the cat" before Council and could very well end up being 40 or more storeys in later applications?

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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby alanjh595 » Mar 8th, 2018, 11:46 am

I think that this is a great location. It will be good for all the businesses in the area and excellent for the farmer's market. I would like to see the farmer's market expanded to have better parking and maybe even one row of covered stalls with power to extend the season for some crafters. I would also like to see permanent washrooms (with limited hours).
I think that this may make a great location and opportunity for a night market as well to include "street food" and shopping.
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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby Dizzy1 » Mar 8th, 2018, 5:35 pm

Scrobins94 wrote:Good spot. Close to the mall and walking/biking distance to Superstore.


Grandan wrote:Also close to the Liquor Store.
Walk to everything you need and you can see the lake from the 3rd floor up. Good location.


normaM wrote:Better there that some of the other planned towers. So much land sitting around the Mall area, rather towers than the weeds and dirt blowing.


Hassel99 wrote:Seems like a good spot.


alanjh595 wrote:I think that this is a great location. It will be good for all the businesses in the area and excellent for the farmer's market. I would like to see the farmer's market expanded to have better parking and maybe even one row of covered stalls with power to extend the season for some crafters. I would also like to see permanent washrooms (with limited hours).
I think that this may make a great location and opportunity for a night market as well to include "street food" and shopping.
Works great in China and Mexico.


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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby Urban Cowboy » Mar 8th, 2018, 7:23 pm

I think they should make it higher, much higher, like a 100 stories of architectural wonderment, forever making a statement in regards to high density housing. :biggrin: :runforlife:
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Re: Towers planned next to mall

Postby sublime » Mar 8th, 2018, 7:24 pm

Dizzy1 wrote: Has hell frozen over? Castanutter's agreeing on a topic like this? :200:

Or have my sarcasm detectors gone kaputt? :biggrin:


Naw I think most would agree it's in a good place. However if it was directly on the water downtown...not so much. People don't have a problem with building up assuming its in a location that doesn't detract from the surroundings.

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