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Old Posted Sep 29, 2007, 11:13 PM
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He's kidding.

Now quit stalling and post some updates!

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I come to this website once every few months. I might be coming more often though because it's an amazing tool to help me in my geography classes in school.

I'm really, really lazy when it comes to taking photos.
If you want, you can spam my inbox (kupadupa@hotmail.com) with messages telling me to get off my ass and maybe I just might go into Kelowna for a few photos.
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Old Posted Sep 29, 2007, 11:37 PM
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Forget the photos then and just post some info on how things are progressing. Any new projects announced since you last updated this thread? I see Dylan posted an article up top, do you have more info on that development?
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No more than what the article states. Just that WFN wants to "twin" the downtown area. I personally think those hi-rises are too large. Maybe some mid-rises would be much better suited for the roads there.

Also, go to city compilations and see Kelowna Developments.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...hlight=kelowna

I posted a few things on how the city and Millroy (the dead Lawson Landing plan) are taking initiative on densifying a 4-block downtown area.
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2007, 12:02 AM
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Why is Lawson Landing dead?
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It was killed by a lot of people. The mayor and councilors, nimby's, fisheries departments, and overall the city just didn't want that sort of development on the waterfront. I agree with them. I think the development would of been much better suited a few blocks from the water. Maybe on Richter and Bernard or somewhere like that. But instead the guy who proposed developing Lawson's is buying up downtown land to develop into mixed use mid/high rises.
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2007, 6:30 PM
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At least he hasn't given up on the area. Good to hear.
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Pandosy 3000

Mixed use development for the upper Mission.



http://www.3000pandosy.com/

Aqua

Some kind of waterfront resort in the Mission, also mixed use.

http://www.newsbureau.ca/Content.aspx?item=1291

Kelowna Mountain

A new ski resort in Southeast Kelowna above Kettle Valley.

http://www.kelownamountain.com/

Waterscapes Kelowna

This is the 26 story condo with the townhomes facing Sunset Dr.



http://www.liveatwaterscapes.com/flash.html

InVue

A 12 story building condo with retail on the first floor. This building will be situated right off Springfield.

http://www.invue.ca/

Madison Kelowna

15 story loft/condo building on Ellis St.



http://www.madisonkelowna.com/main_site.html

The Conservatory is being built at a pretty slow pace, but it's quicker than before.
Westin is dead.
The Centuria is nearing completion.
The Lofts are completed.
There's a 6 story office building being built downtown on Water and Leon and it looks great. I'll try to find some pictures for it.


The development in my neighborhood (10,11,14,18 story condos) is going ahead with the 4 story units being built right now.

I got a lot of the info from Move Kelowna Forward. You can check it out in my sig. They'll have news on almost every single development in Kelowna.
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2007, 7:12 AM
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Westin is dead? Jeez.

I like Waterscapes. Nice.
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Yeah, the CN railyard is notorious for killing large proposals. ie: Icon.
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2007, 10:27 PM
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Here's a photo from mmmbry at Skyscrapercity.com:



This is the downtown redevelopment plan.
Personally... I think those towers look too repetitive, and they all don't need to be that large. More variety and mid-rises would be better.
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2007, 12:30 AM
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Somebody needs to get this mmmbry guy over here!

Wrt those towers, perhaps it's just the massing and not an indication of their actual aesthetic finishings? They could work well with one another when detailed renderings emerge.
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What's the Westin? Was it the big highrise hotel proposal? Is it totally dead or just changing form?
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I was in Kelowna last month and I was sure impressed by the amount of construction, but from the looks of things, we aint seen nothin yet.
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Yeah, Westin was the hotel near Discovery Pointe.

I would hope they're just models. I'd still love to see some mid-rise buildings built in a brick facade. Just a few would be enough to get me an erection haha.
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Here are some 2006 development stats:

City of Kelowna
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Where is Kelowna's CBD located? I'm not too familiar with the city, that's why I ask. Is it nearthe waterfront? I see a lot of condo developements around there, but not really any office buildings.
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That's part of the 'Cultural District"
Our CBD is technically downtown, which is why they're trying so hard to redevelop it into something appropriate, but our largest office buildings are located with the strip malls.
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Do you have photos of Downtown Kelowna? It's been so long since I've been there!
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None by me recently, although this guy at flickr has some nice shots that capture the bigger buildings (although none really of downtown):















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