BLUESKY AT BLACK MOUNTAIN
Blue Sky neighborhood homes offer incredible panoramic views of Okanagan Lake, the City of Kelowna, the Black Mountain Golf Club, majestic hills and mountains with single family lot prices from just $201,000 and executive townhomes from $400,000. Watch the sun set over Okanagan Lake and listen to the birds sing their melodies year round.
The Vistas is a unique & intimate enclave of estate home sites set amongst a magnificent natural landscape on the hillside of the Upper Mission. This pristine community boasts spectacular lake, city and valley views. In harmony with its natural surroundings, the Vistas is the perfect combination of urban amenities, parks & green space. Walk or bike to schools and services and enjoy the sites & sounds of Upper Thompson Creek as it flows through the lush ravine at the heart of the community.
I had the opportunity to witness our Kelowna City Council in action during Tuesday’s public hearing when they decided not to support the proposed car wash in Glenmore. I was impressed with the level of questions and discussions that occurred between City Council and Staff, the presentation by the proposed developer, and especially the objections presented on behalf of over 120 residents of the Glenmore Area. The entire process went on for 3 hours and I believe all proponents were heard loud and clear. It’s great to see democracy in action.
We were the second group to present, requesting that we, “Melcor Developments Ltd.” be approved to proceed with an Area Structure Plan (ASP) for our Thomson Flats Property. Kelowna City Council gave unanimous approval.
Listening to the majority of comments and questions from Council and the public I realized that there was a great deal of confusion between an “Official Community Plan (OCP)” for the City of Kelowna and an “Area Structure Plan (ASP)” for an individual neighborhood.
City of Kelowna Council Policy 247 defines the “Hierarchy of Plans” beginning with the Mandate for Community Plans which is an actual “Local Government Act”. It has broad objectives and policies in regards to form and character of existing and proposed land use and servicing requirements such as housing, parks, natural environment, infrastructure and transportation for the entire City.
An ASP is created by a land owner(s) for a specific development project. The ASP process is very in-depth and quite time consuming based on the “Terms of Reference” created by City staff for the area involved. Once complete, the ASP will provide the City with an inventory of conditions that currently exist within the defined area, the objectives and policies of the development, any environmental influences, future land uses by type and density, plus location of transportation corridors and identification of major services.
We look forward to working with the City of Kelowna over the next few years planning this exciting new project.