Development site

Red lines on the above map show the boundaries of an 80-hectare development site going to city council for approval on March 1. The property is between the current endpoint of Clifton Road and the McKinley Landing neighbourhood.

A master development plan for 80 hectares between Clifton Road and McKinley Landing will be up for public comment March 1 at Kelowna City Hall.

Years in the making and subject to some controversy, the plan foresees 200 new homes, development of a new waterfront park and eventual extension of Clifton Road through to the McKinley Landing neighbourhood.

“The overall design respects the topographic limitations of the site while protecting a significant number of environmentally-sensitive features,” reads part of a report to council from city land use planner Damien Burggraeve.

“The proposed housing fits in well with the existing settlement patterns in McKinley Landing and North Clifton neighbourhoods,” Burggraeve says.

Staff recommend the necessary rezonings and changes be made to the Official Community Plan to support the development.

Full build-out is expected by the developer, Melcor, to take between 10 and 15 years in six distinct phases, depending on market demand, with extension of Clifton Road to McKinley not envisioned for several years.

The area covered by the plan, first presented to the city more than five years ago, is separate from the McKinley Beach development, already underway farther north along the lakeshore. Since the plan was last before council, staff have been working with the developer to fine-tune details on the parks and trail plan.