Published On: Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Unique Waterfront Development Opportunity Opens Up

Unique Waterfront Development Opportunity Opens Up
The Shuswap River Walk (Photo:

ENDERBY - Lee Starrett believes Enderby could use a premier waterfront hotel, and the city agrees.

Starrett’s company, North Columbia Trading Co., is looking to sell prime waterfront property located along the Shuswap River

The lots currently contain three fully serviced buildings, which could be rented out by a developer prior to construction.

“The lots themselves features spectacular views of the iconic Enderby Cliffs, Wild Bird Sanctuary, local wildlife, fall Salmon runs, and much more which, would be seen from a hotel window or deck,” says Starrett.

“Access to the popular 1.5 km Heritage River Walk is feet away from the proposed hotel and provide nature walk attractions and sights. In addition, the Shuswap River offers swimming, kayaking (including fast water), canoeing, paddle boarding, and is a major attraction for river tubing during summer months.”

The surrounding area features hiking and cycling trails, a public beach, lakes, fishing, golfing, winery tours, and more.

With so much to do in Enderby and the surrounding area, the community is ready for a hotel or vacation condos that would accommodate overnight and weekly vacationers year-round.

“This has been exemplified with the newly constructed Splatsin Community Centre, which is providing space for cultural events, conferences, concerts, banquets weddings and educational/recreational activities,” says Starrett. “Overnight accommodations for such events are extremely limited at this time.

“These lots are a one-of-a-kind opportunity for investors, with the only available waterfront location in the community and growing tourism industry.”

To help the process along, the City of Enderby offers a number of attractive development incentives for new development within the community.
“The City of Enderby provides case-managed development services which involves an in-house planner (myself) working directly with developers, one-on-one, throughout the entirety of the development process,” says Kurt Inglis, Planner and Deputy Corporate Officer with the City of Enderby.

“This helps to cut red-tape and significantly streamline the development process. The City also does not administer Development Cost Charges for commercial or industrial development, and there are no Development Permit Areas within the community, which saves developers significant time and money.”

The City has now initiated an amendment to its Official Community Plan to include a policy statement supporting the property as a potential location for a hotel development.

For more information, contact Starrett at