A look at the plan to build a six-storey, 16-unit apartment building on Penticton’s Churchill Avenue. (Photo- City of Penticton)

A look at the plan to build a six-storey, 16-unit apartment building on Penticton’s Churchill Avenue. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Proposed 6-storey apartment building in Penticton set for public hearing

The unit would be located on Churchill Avenue

The proposal for a six-storey, 16-unit building in Penticton is headed to a public hearing on June 7.

City council voted to send the project to a public hearing at its May 17 meeting, where they were presented with a plan that would see 914, 920 and 926 Churchill Avenue occupied with a six-storey condominium.

The applicant recently requested to rezone the properties from small-lot residential to medium density multiple housing in order to move forward with the plan.

The building would be located on the south side of Churchill Avenue, between Alberni Street and Sydney Street, providing what the applicant calls a “beautiful, filtered view of the lake and valley” from the second floor up.

A public hearing regarding the plan has been scheduled for June 7 at 6 p.m.

The applicant plans on providing 20 parking spaces at the building.

“This area of Churchill Avenue has been designated for increased density by the City’s Official Community Plan,” city staff wrote in its report to council.

Though the specific area is subject to density, according to the city, the apartment buildings would be located just blocks outside of the North Gateway development plan.

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“The proposal is committed to the improvements of this fantastic area, which features so many great recreational and lifestyle amenities,” the applicant wrote.


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