A development permit for the form and character of student housing at Okanagan College has been accepted at Kelowna City Hall.
The proposed 182-unit building would be located next to the existing student residence and introduce 67 new parking spaces.
According to the design plans, the six-story building would consist of 162 micro units, six accessible micro units, four double units and 10 quadruple units.
The app has a strong focus on creating a number of different gathering spaces for students, including a celebration space, an area dedicated to a talking circle, a garden with plants native to the Okanagan and a place where students can barbecue.
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Each flood would have a multipurpose space to allow for gatherings or study.
The Applicant’s design team also met with Westbank First Nation (WFN) to discuss how the building can incorporate Indigenous designs. The team plans to collaborate with WFN artists throughout the process.
One of the initial design concepts would include artwork designed by Syilx on the exterior sun visors.
This request has not yet been sent to the town hall. Once this is complete, city staff may require additional information before this application is forwarded to council for consideration.
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