Published On: Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Kelowna Approves Final Phase of Urbana at Central Green

Kelowna Approves Final Phase of Urbana at Central Green
An artist's rendering shows how the Urbana at Central Green condominiums will overlook the new city park.

KELOWNA - Kelowna City Council has approved the development permit for Urbana at Central Green, which allows the third and final phase of condominiums at Central Green to proceed.

A collection of 55 new homes, Urbana will transform what was previously an open, city-owned lot at the corner of Richter Street and Harvey Avenue into a sustainable community featuring heritage-inspired architecture and urban living beside an expansive five-acre park.

More than 160 homes have been sold in less than two years since Mission Group broke ground on Central Green One in 2016. Upon full buildout, Mission Group will have completed 225 new homes at Central Green. Over 40 per cent of Central Green’s land area is reserved for Kelowna’s largest urban park, which is being developed by the City of Kelowna.

During December’s City of Kelowna budget deliberations, Council allocated another $1.35 million towards the construction of Phase 2 of Rowcliffe Park. The total park value is estimated just over $3M. Construction on the park will start in spring 2018.

The park will feature a perimeter walking circuit, a children’s playground, a fenced off-leash dog park, community gardens, a stage for performing arts, and a field area for informal games of soccer, frisbee, volleyball and football and picnics.

“This is an exciting moment for us, for many years the site lay bare,” says Randy Shier, president of Mission Group. “In partnership with Al Stober Construction, we had a vision to turn an empty lot into the new hub of Kelowna. Now with Urbana coming to fruition, we are seeing the vision become reality.”

Located downtown, Central Green makes the most of open space with good connections within the neighbourhood and surrounding areas for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles.

“I love living downtown, everything is walkable which is so nice,” says Laurie Baird, a resident at Central Green. “I got this beautiful loft home with tons of windows, high ceilings and a great view over the park. I know my neighbour that bought the loft home beside me and I met a girl from the local bank who bought a home also, so I think it’s going to be a really neat community.”

Homes at Urbana range from studios to three bedrooms and are priced between the high 100’s and mid 500’s. 50 per cent of the homes in the boutique building have unobstructed views of the future park. Lower level homes have expansive patios.

The Urbana Discovery Centre and Display Home at 1800 Richter Street in Kelowna will be open for private appointments starting January 27, 2018. Those interested in learning more can register at the website, email, or call 778-581-5800.