News release: Get ready to get involved in the North End Neighbourhood Plan
Council gave staff a green light to initiate planning for the future of the North End, on Monday, July 12. This will lead to the development of a new neighbourhood plan for this area.
Defined as the area between Clement Avenue and Knox Mountain, the North End is home to a unique mix of residential, commercial and light industry, alongside recreational uses. The area has undergone significant change over the past decade with more changes on the horizon.
“With its proximity to downtown and development interest in the area, the North End is evolving – it's important that we plan this area holistically, in a way that that is reflective of the future residents want to see for the neighbourhood,” says James Moore, Long Range Policy Planning Manager.
“We’re excited to work with the community to understand their goals for the neighbourhood and help shape its future.”
Over the next 18 months, the North End Neighbourhood Plan will be developed through sustained involvement of the neighbourhood and broader community. The plan will guide redevelopment over the next 20 years and beyond, including the locations of parks and public spaces, development standards, required infrastructure and transportation solutions.
Residents can begin to provide input to the North End Plan through Get Involved. Subscribe for project updates to get the latest information on engagement topics and opportunities as they are announced in the coming months.
The owners of the former Tolko Mill Site intend to redevelop their property in the near future. Holar Developments, the company managing the development process on behalf of the Mill Site ownership group, will also be conducting public engagement on their site plans. Given the scale and significance of this property, the North End Neighbourhood Plan will provide vital guidance to the Mill Site with respect to a community-centered vision for the future of the neighbourhood as a whole.
For more information about the City of Kelowna’s North End Neighbourhood Plan process and to get involved, visit kelowna.ca/planningprojects > North End Neighbourhood Plan.
For more details about the Mill Site development planning process, visit: please visit kelownamillsite.ca.