Blackmun Bay

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.

UPDATE: Blackmun Bay passes 2nd Reading by narrow 4-3 vote, rookie councilors vote move to Public Hearing

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

Blackmun Bay- Spring 2018 Updated Rendering.JPG

Summary (will be updated soon with revised spec)

Maximum Building Height: 9 storeys

Density: 500+ units

Parking: 18 surface parking stalls, 776 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.

There will not be a public hearing on February 6th for File: Z 17-07 (Blackmun Bay).  The City will be working with the applicant based on Council direction in preparation of consideration of second reading.  The timing of next steps is not known yet.
— City Of West Kelowna

information & Articles

Staff’s original recommendation outlined in the January 8, 2019 Council Report, found in this detailed information package:

Link to January 8th Council meeting highlights: CWK Council Highlights 08-JAN-19

Link to article in the Daily Courier:

Link to article on Castanet:

Click here to see the City of West Kelowna Council meeting, and go to Item 6.1 for 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

Link to: Blackmun Bay- Jan 8, 2019 City of West Kelowna Summary Report

Webcast of June 26 council meeting (click on Item #9.1.1)

Updated Blackmun Bay project from developer website:


If you oppose the Blackmun Bay development, there is a NEW petition for West Kelowna residents posted 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.

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