|Residents can learn more about the parkade proposals|
The City of Kelowna will host an open house where residents can learn more about the proposal for an expansion of the Library parkade and the construction of a new parkade on the Memorial Arena property.
The open house will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Residents will have the opportunity to view information panels and discuss the project with City staff.
The City and Interior Health are working together to move a number of Interior Health's community services and programs onto Doyle Avenue. The project encourages the development of the downtown area with higher density land use and upgrades for better, safer parking. Bringing nearly 1,000 jobs into the area will also stimulate business, public transit and housing. The parkades will accommodate the development and provide more weekend and evening parking for the public. The City has initiated an alternative approval process to ask elector approval for a borrowing bylaw of approximately $15 million for the parkades. Project revenues will offset this borrowing so there is no expected impact on City of Kelowna taxes. The alternative approval process closes Oct. 26.
For more information about this downtown revitalization project, the parkades and the alternative approval process, visit kelowna.ca/cityprojects.