Big news for downtown Kelowna… The Central Okanagan school district is looking to build a new high school for the downtown core. The location being considered is on the former site of Dr. Knox middle school, just beside the Parkinson Recreation Centre.
If the project proceeds, the high school will be the first to be built in Kelowna in decades, a significant infrastructural example of the population growth Kelowna has experienced over the past 15-20 years. The high school would also be the first to be constructed on the north side of Highway 97.
In addition to the potential construction of a $70 million dollar, 1,100 student high-school to serve the downtown core, there is also talk of an elementary school potentially being built in the north end of Kelowna.
While it is early days, if these projects do proceed, it is likely to be a boon for property prices in the area. Kelowna’s downtown core has seen significant rejuvenation in recent years, with the City of Kelowna investing heavily in further beautifying the area (an example being the Bernard Avenue Revitalization project), and it seems there’s likely even more to come.
Here’s a map detailing the locations discussed above:
With a wide range of amenities, boutique shops, restaurants, bars, beaches, parks and more, downtown Kelowna is a highly desirable area.
If you have been considering buying or investing in and around Kelowna’s downtown core, now may be the time to take a closer look at your options. If you have questions about the Kelowna real estate market in general, please contact us. We will be happy to help.
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