Plans for a new downtown Kelowna office development have triggered the need for a traffic study.
Mission Group has plans for a 16-storey tower and a 34-storey residential tower on Bernard Avenue between Bertram Street and St. Paul Street.
“The plans have been with the city for some time, but the holdup has been a traffic study required by the Ministry of Transportation,” Adam Cseke, a city planner, said Tuesday.
Mission Group announced the two projects in March when construction began on a 25-storey tower, called the Brooklyn.
The second residential tower, to be called the Bertram, will include a rooftop pool, community garden, outdoor sports area, gym and main-floor shared workspace. The office tower will be called the Block.
Once the traffic study is complete, planners will forward the proposal to city council for consideration. For the residential tower to proceed, a height variance would have to be granted by council as the current building limit for the property is 26 storeys.