The City of Kelowna’s long-term community plan is for aggressive densification instead of urban sprawl.
That means the arrival of Bennett Land Surveying in Kelowna could not have come at a better time.
Bennett Land Surveying is an industry leader in surveying for large projects, which are becoming commonplace in Kelowna and the Okanagan. The long list of sophisticated projects Bennett Land Surveying has worked on includes the Sea to Sky Gondola, which put Squamish on the map as one of the “52 Places to Go,” according to the New York Times. It also surveyed for the unique Vancouver House, designed by Westbank Corp’s Bjarke Ingels.
“Now that Bennett Land Surveying is calling Kelowna home, we can draw on all the expertise and experience we’ve gained from decades of surveying across B.C.,” Bennett Kelowna branch manager Wayne Brown says. “As the Kelowna area looks at densification as opposed to growing more outward, Bennett offers the full range of land surveying services required for multi-use and commercial projects.
“We want to support developers and individuals in the Okanagan with the expertise that we’ve gained with projects like Vancouver House, so they can succeed stress-free.”
There are several condominium towers already on the rise in Kelowna, and several more are to follow. The city is also in the midst of creating a final plan for the Capri-Landmark development, which will result in a complete makeover of the area just east of downtown. The projects represent only the start of what will be unprecedented growth in the Okanagan’s largest city.
Brown believes Bennett Land Surveying is just what the new Kelowna will need, as it brings to the Okanagan the leading-edge technology and expertise it has already provided to the rest of the province.
Bennett Land Surveying has taken over the Van Gurp and Company Surveying office on St. Paul Street in downtown Kelowna. In an interesting twist, Brown long ago used to work for Henk Van Gurp, who retired and sold his business to Bennett Land Surveying.
“When I started surveying, I started up in Fort St. John,” Brown says. “I’m a bit younger than Henk, but I actually worked for Henk for part of a summer.”
Brown hopes to hire more employees as the spring surveying season picks up—perhaps bringing in the young person who will go on to run the Bennett Land Surveying Kelowna office decades down the road.
The following is a list of services Bennett Land Surveying provides:
• Strata plans
• Subdivision plans
• Statutory Rights of Way/Easement plans
• Construction packages
• Topographical surveys
• Property boundary surveys
• Building location certificates
• Air space plans and more
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