Five- and one-storey commercial buildings are once again being proposed for the property surrounding the restored CN station building in downtown Kelowna, which is currently home to Train Station Pub.
Calgary’s Kasian Architecture has submitted applications for a heritage revitalization agreement and a development permit for the property, which is located at the corner of Clement Avenue and Ellis Street.
Owners of the heritage site originally submitted plans in July 2010 to turn the old CN station into the pub and build three commercial buildings around it. Only a liquor store to the east of Train Station Pub was constructed along with the creation of the pub-style restaurant.
“The immediate neighbourhood is changing rapidly with the construction of many high-rise residential developments with great density,” the application letter states. “The proposed site design supports pedestrian connectivity between buildings, the railway garden, and the ginkgo tree courtyard as well as to the surrounding streets.”
The five-storey commercial building, which would be located north of Train Station Pub, would feature retail spaces at street level and commercial space on the floors above.
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