Background: The highest density project in West Kelowna history, is being proposed adjacent to communities along Campbell Road.
Casa Loma has only a single entry/exit rural road infrastructure. Many in the Casa Loma (and general West Kelowna community) are concerned about fire safety, density, traffic in the community, traffic on the bridge, water issues, environmental destruction, and incompatibility with the rest of the lower-density Official Community Plan. In addition, there is a large marina and commercial area being proposed on and around the ALR land that is currently a productive peach and apricot orchard. A summary from the developer’s most recent project update (as of Spring 2018):
January 17, 2019: OPEN HOUSES ANNOUNCED BY DEVELOPER- various dates available to provide your feedback directly to the developer. Click here for available date options and instructions: Feb 5, Feb 7, Feb 15, Feb 16
Summary of proposed development
Maximum Building Height: 8 storeys
Density: 280 dwelling units, 60 townhomes, 120 room hotel
Parking: 18 surface parking stalls, 608 underground parking stalls
Marina: 241 boat slips
City Council Readings- Brief History:
June 26, 2018: Council gave First Reading to the proposed Blackmun Bay high-density development and decided that it be taken directly to Public Hearing tentatively in February, 2019. This was an extraordinary outcome as projects of this nature would normally go to Second Reading prior to a Public Hearing (indicating the contentious nature of this project and the need for the City Council to gather much more community feedback at the Public Hearing).
January 8th, 2019: the developer requested the above decision be reversed. The timing of next steps will be posted here as soon as they are available, as per update below from the City of West Kelowna.
UPDATES AS OF JANUARY 9, 2019
Link to January 8th Council meeting highlights: CWK Council Highlights 08-JAN-19
Link to article in the Daily Courier: http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/article_5a2d85a4-149f-11e9-bc4d-17a49b36e41c.html
Link to article on Castanet: https://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelowna/246356/More-consultations-needed#.XDkAHgUGJCk.email
Click here to see the City of West Kelowna Council meeting, and go to Item 6.1 for Blackmun Bay https://westkelownabc.swagit.com/play/01082019-2777
NOVEMBER 22, 2018: CASA LOMA COMMUNITY SURVEY - BLACKMUN BAY
We are pleased to share the results of the community survey, that was conducted in August-September, with regards to the proposed Blackmun Bay development. We thank all those who participated in this survey; these results will also be shared with the West Kelowna City Council, as well as the developer.
SURVEY SUMMARY: Blackmun Bay- Casa Loma Community Survey
SURVEY COMMENTS: Blackmun Bay- Casa Loma Community COMMENTS
Links & Other info
Webcast of council meeting Item 6.1 for Blackmun Bay https://westkelownabc.swagit.com/play/01082019-2777
Webcast of June 26 council meeting (click on Item #9.1.1)
Updated Blackmun Bay project from developer website: https://www.blackmunbay.com/
OPPOSED (OR FOR) THIS DEVELOPMENT?
If you oppose the Blackmun Bay development, there is a petition that has been circulated by the community here:
Whether you are for, or against, the development, please be prepared to speak at the Public Hearing, and/or write letters to your City Council. The CLCA will update you on timing of the Public Hearing and any other news as it becomes available on this web page.
Casa Loma Communication
Casa Loma Bulletin - Update on Blackmun Bay (March 2018)
West Kelowna Communication
Blackmun Bay Project Summary from West Kelowna (March 2018)
Council Report - Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment (48-page report)