The 30-year development
Trevor Nichols - Nov 28, 2017 - Biz Releases

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The developer’s plan for what the Capri Centre will look like in 30 years.

A new Capri Centre master plan submitted to the city of Kelowna shows off the developer’s vision for a massive, mixed-use community just of Harvey Avenue.

RG Properties owns the lot currently housing the Coast Capri Hotel. Over the next 30 years, it will transform the property into a residential and commercial urban centre, featuring close to a dozen high-rise towers, several shops, some amenities, a hotel and an ice rink.

The plan is so massive the city has given the property, bordered by Gordon Drive, Spall Road, Harvey and Springfield Avenues, it’s own special zoning.

Along with a community master plan, RG Properties also unveiled plans for one of the development’s first major residential towers.

Plans for Tower 1, the 22-storey building RG Properties calls the “cornerstone” of the entire development, show a residential highrise broken up with amenity spaces.

Image: City of Kelowna

A letter outlining the design rationale behind the tower says it’s divided into “three stacked boxes,” which are “gently twisted” to try and visually break up its mass.

The bottom “box” will primarily contain indoor parking, as well as a few residences. The second box will house three floors of bachelor and student residences, while the third box, which makes up the majority of the tower, will be residences and penthouses.

The plans were submitted to the city earlier this month, and council will officially get a look at them in the near future.

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