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Quality Greens 2011
Commercial Center at Dobbin and Hoskins

 

 

Starbucks and Panago 2011
Towne Centre Mall on Dobbin Road

THE VISION

Westbank Centre is the District of West Kelowna's commercial and urban core and the social, cultural and civic heart of the community.

Council has committed to make significant, strategic investments in the area. Improvements are based largely on the recommendations contained within the Westbank Centre Revitalization Plan and are aimed at encouraging development and redevelopment in the area.

Council's goal is to accelerate development of the Westbank Centre and provide vitalization opportunities through investment.

Council's objectives for Westbank Centre Vitalization are contained in:

THE PLANS

Plan Highlights - Cover

Westbank Centre Revitalization Plan

 

2014 Strategic Priorities Cover

2013 Strategic Priorities Update

ATTRACTIONS

Music in the Park - 2012
Music in the Park in Memorial Park

 

Westbank Museum 2011
Westbank Museum and West Kelowna Visitor Information Centre

OBJECTIVES

Investment objectives are based on recommendations in the Westbank Centre Revitalization Plan:

  • Re-establish Westbank Centre as the community's social, cultural and civic heart.
  • Create a connected, high quality and green, open space network.
  • Re-establish Main Street as  "High Street."
  • Encourage mixed use projects and higher residential densities.
  • Celebrate and reference the area's agricultural history in the design of buildings, open spaces and public art.
  • Encourage a diversity of housing types and tenures.
  • Create streets for all modes of travel.

WHAT'S NEW?

Brown Road

Construction is set to be completed in Spring 2014.

Mayor and Council will work with District of West Kelowna staff to officially open Brown Road. Plans are in the works for a street festival to celebrate completion of the $3.1 million project.

Memorial Park

A final plan has been completed and presented to Council for consideration of adoption.

Staff is seeking Council's direction on how to proceed with phasing in construction of the plan's recommended action items.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Transit Exchange 2011
Westbank Centre Transit Exchange

 

 

RCMP Building - 2010

West Kelowna RCMP Detachment

CURRENT INVESTMENTS

Major upgrades planned in the Westbank Centre in 2013 are:

  • Brown Road Streetscape Phase 1 - improvements between Main Street and south of Bering Road;
  • Couplet Strategy - Highway 97 Reconfiguration Study;
  • Elliott Road pedestrian improvements from Main Street to Solar Road;
  • Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre (JBMAC)upgrades;
  • Memorial Park Phase 1 upgrades;
  • Music in the Park program enhancements;
  • Springer Park upgrades; and,
  • Transit Exchange upgrades, Elliott Road between Main Street and Dobbin Road.

 SUPPORTIVE PLANS

Memorial Park - Conceptual Reconfiguration - March 2013
Memorial Park Plan


 

Brown Road Concept Plan - Cover
Brown Road Streetscape Concepts

LIVABILITY

Kids Care Spray Park 2012
Kids Care Spray Park in Westbank Centre Park

 

 

 

Westbank Community Garden

 Westbank Centre Community Garden

RECENT INVESTMENTS

Key improvements to date include:

  • Summer 2012: HVAC upgraded at JBMAC;
  • Summer 2012: Parking analysis conducted;
  • July and August 2012: Music in the Park launched;
  • June 2012: Kids Care Spray Park opened in Westbank Centre Park;
  • May 2012: Waterfront trail connection constructed;
  • Fall 2011 and Spring 2012: Christmas lighting and street banners improved;
  • Fall 2011: Street clean up blitz conducted;
  • Summer 2011: Landscaping upgraded at Elliott and Dobbin Roads;
  • August 2011: Westbank Museum upgrades completed;
  • Summer 2011 and 2010: Ingram Road sidewalks improved;
  • October 2010: West Kelowna RCMP Detachment construction completed;
  • May 2010: Traffic signals installed and sidewalks improved at Butt Road and Old Okanagan Highway;

CONTACT US

business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

For more information on Brown Road streetscape improvements, the Memorial Park Plan, the Westbank Centre Plan or the Westbank Couplet please contact the Development Services Division at:

  • 778-797-8830

For more information on development of the new Westbank Centre Transit Exchange, please go to the BC Transit project web site at:

For more information on Music in the Park, please contact the Recreation and Culture Department at:

  • 778-797-8800

 

Last updated: 2/21/2014 11:25:51 AM