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Really? I think it looks great.
It kind of looks like the resorts in Spain.
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http://www.playadelsolkelowna.com/ No offense but this is kind of an ugly building.
Well since over 90% of the units have already been sold, many others think the opposite. But everyone has their own tastes. Personally, I really like the layout and I especially like the vibrant colours.
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^ Nope I don't like it at all. It looks like a cheap train set model. Sorry Guys.

I do like these though....I really hope they are getting built!!! This will add so much to Kelowna!

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Old Posted Feb 20, 2006, 9:28 AM
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^ It would change K-town for the better, that's for sure. I just don't know if Kelowna is ready for a development of this scale yet.
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Something tells me that Playa del Sol will look a lot sharper in real life. The rendering isn't very detailed. Renderings often pale in comparison to the actual building, I've noticed. And it's a very rare thing indeed for the rendering to look better than the actual building.

As for the scale of that pack of glass towers, aren't they pretty much the same scale as that existing batch of lakefront highrises (the name of which eludes me)?
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That's an old picture. The developer is thinking about making the towers skinnier, but taller. With the tallest being up to 38 stories high.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2006, 8:40 AM
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Holy Crap. That's amazing!!! How will the city council take this height?
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I have no idea. The developers proposed this idea because of the Simpson Covenant, which is supposedly a document that states no one can build on that piece of land. So, they wanted to take up less space.
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Well it looks like there is still a possibility of the IKEA being built;

Ikea For Kelowna?
Rumours and Things: by John Thomson

One of the questions I continually get every year is when will Ikea build a store in the Valley? My answer has always been we don't fit into the Ikea game plan. Their store in Coquitlam is a good example. It's a 300,000 plus square foot big box. But I have to change my tune because the company is making a change in England that fits into our situation. The president of Ikea UK said, "We have spent the past year creating an Ikea store operating on a smaller footprint." Now we will have to see if the idea is brought to North America.


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There were small Ikea stores before there were big ones. Victoria had an Ikea store downtown at one point. What's old is new again.
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I was told that IKEA was thinking of openning a store out in Langford here. Then VHF said that IKEA won't open a store in any market with population under 1 million. I wonder if this is true?
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I guess they've changed their minds.
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Old Posted Feb 27, 2006, 3:25 AM
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I hope so it would be cool to have a IKEA here as well.
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this rumour springs up in winnipeg every 6 months....winnipeg has by far the largest catalogue sales in canada (stands to reason).

ikea has recently upgraded their requirements for new stores to cities of 2 million.

IKEA still says Winnipeg is not big enough

SEP 15 2005 12:00 PM

IKEA has no plans to build in Winnipeg, and the chances of that happening have become even more remote.
At one time, the company required a population base of a million people to consider building a store in a market. Now, the General Manager of Shindico Bob Downs tells CJOB, that has changed to two-million.

Downs says the last time he spoke with IKEA, their explaination was simple. There are too many other cities much higher on the list than ours because of the population. Downs says it has to be a good, sound business decision that fits their business model.

Rumors of an IKEA outlet going up in Winnipeg however persist, likely because of the explosion in big box retail outlets in recent years.

CJOB's Lorne Edwards reporting.
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wow....I had thought it was a million. Really weird why they do this! I remember when I was really young there was a really small ikea store on Yates street in Victoria. It closed down in the late 80's. Yes I know this makes me 35!!! Yikes.... Anyways they must have changed their business plan since then, cause Victoria was only 250,000 at that time! It was a really small IKEA store! Well even at 365,000 now I guess it will be a few years from now!!! The whole island is only 750 thousand so it would take forever to get an IKEA on the island. Too bad I kinda like IKEA!!
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I'll see if John Thompson has any more news.
He's the guy who reports on any upcoming development.
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Any news on the Ikea store, info on population etc?
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Nope. Not really.

Although they're adding another floor to an office building downtown. It's 3 floors now, soon to be 4.
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Ok, there's a little "news" on the IKEA store, plus some other development news from John Thompson:
http://www.castanet.net/edition/news...-13-.htm#16738
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