development

Construction is underway on two new drive-thru restaurants in Vernon: Triple O’s and Popeyes on 27th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Popeyes confirmed amid Vernon building boom

New restaurant one of two drive-thrus under construction. Record number of building applications processed.

 

Several spectators look at the wreckage after a crane collapsed at a downtown Kelowna construction site on the morning of July 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

2 new cranes to be erected at site of deadly Kelowna crane collapse

Mission Group says company chosen to construct 2 new cranes for the site is a leader in the field

 

Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Large development proposal near Summerland defeated

Diamonds would have had 106 residential units, built in two phases

 

A concept rendering of the 13-storey building proposed at 350 Doyle Avenue. (City of Kelowna)

Kelowna council to look at 13-storey building planned for old RCMP precinct

The city agreed to lease the land to a developer for 99 years in January 2021

A concept rendering of the 13-storey building proposed at 350 Doyle Avenue. (City of Kelowna)
A picture of the house at 424 Gibson Road. (BC Assessment photo)

Kelowna man sues city after being ordered to demolish his home

Janusz Grelecki was ordered to demolish his home due to its dilapidated appearance

A picture of the house at 424 Gibson Road. (BC Assessment photo)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Developer sues City of Kelowna for ‘bad faith’ decision to reject subdivision

City council previously voted 7-2 in favour of staff recommendation to nix Thomson Flats project

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
An artist's rendering of the proposed development that would replace the Hiawatha RV Park in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Second phase of Hiawatha RV Park redevelopment in Kelowna revealed

Second phase will feature a parkade and three residential towers

An artist's rendering of the proposed development that would replace the Hiawatha RV Park in Kelowna. (Contributed)
McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)

Kelowna council quashes McKinley Beach development sprawl, loses out on park

Developer offered 250 acres of parkland in the hopes council would allow hundreds of single-family homes

McKinley Beach. (Kinnikinnik Developments photo)
A concept photo of the rejected tower at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed/City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna rejects highrise lookout at Goats Peak Winery

The 35-metre tower would’ve necessitated special training for firefighters at a $200K cost

A concept photo of the rejected tower at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed/City of West Kelowna)
(Contrinuted/Unstudio)

PHOTOS: Proposed design unveiled for UBC Okanagan downtown Kelowna campus

The project aims to create healthy vibrant communities by rethinking mixed-use spaces

(Contrinuted/Unstudio)
The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)

Summerland council to examine eco-village development

Proposal calls for housing near community’s solar site

The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)
A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)

Kelowna city staff not a fan of ‘2020’ tower proposal

Tower plans reduced to 35 storeys from 46, but city staff say it’s still too big

A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)
A concept render of a unique European-style apartment complex being planned for Kelowna. (Contributed/Design Works Engineering)

Developer eyes unique ‘European-style’ Kelowna apartment complex

European-esque community would be the first of its kind in Kelowna, but city staff likely won’t support it

A concept render of a unique European-style apartment complex being planned for Kelowna. (Contributed/Design Works Engineering)
Tolko’s Kelowna mill has been closed since September 2019. (Black Press file photo)

City of Kelowna exploring ideas for redevelopment of North End, former Tolko site

The area has been the subject of much speculation since the Tolko mill closed in 2019

Tolko’s Kelowna mill has been closed since September 2019. (Black Press file photo)
Construction is a booming industry around town, including work at the 27th Street lot next to Co-op, where a car wash and Triple O’s are being built. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Construction hammers ahead in Vernon

Building permits and values on pace to beat 2020

Construction is a booming industry around town, including work at the 27th Street lot next to Co-op, where a car wash and Triple O’s are being built. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Brooklyn at Bernard Block, a 25-storey residential complex is nearing completion. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

‘The best small city in North America’; Developer speaks to Kelowna’s potential

The future of the Okanagan city is to build up, not out, says development company president

Brooklyn at Bernard Block, a 25-storey residential complex is nearing completion. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
(Mission Group)

Demolition of Bargain Shop downtown Kelowna clears way for big development

Bernard Block will encompass two residential towers, commercial tower, street-facing businesses

(Mission Group)
Members of the Okanagan Indian Band can vote on a referendum that will decide whether to designate Duck Lake reserve lands for the purpose of building a business park. Voting is open to band members only until 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (OKIB image)

Okanagan Indian Band referendum on future of Duck Lake land underway

Members can vote until 8 p.m. Thursday to designate reserve lands for a 52-acre business park

Members of the Okanagan Indian Band can vote on a referendum that will decide whether to designate Duck Lake reserve lands for the purpose of building a business park. Voting is open to band members only until 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (OKIB image)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Walls come down at old Vernon Legion site

The property on the corner of 31 Ave, and 33 St. was purchased last year

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Canadian Horizons development company is taking steps to develop a 300-plus residential neighbourhood at 1050 Spiller Road, near Campbell Mountain Landfill. (Canadian Horizons photo)

Rezoning decision looms large for detractors of proposed South Okanagan development

300-plus home development near landfill would send city in wrong direction, concerned locals say

Canadian Horizons development company is taking steps to develop a 300-plus residential neighbourhood at 1050 Spiller Road, near Campbell Mountain Landfill. (Canadian Horizons photo)