The Vintage at Waterscapes

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The Vintage at Waterscapes is a high-rise condo development by Ledingham McAllister. This project consists of 4 towers, with heights ranging from 26 to 36 storeys, located at 1130 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC. The Vintage at Waterscapes will have a total of 1141 units.

The application was submitted on Dec 20, 2021, with the full PDF available here. City council approved the development permit on Jul 11, 2023, but construction hasn't started yet.

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This is the second phase of the beloved Waterscapes community, including Skye at Waterscapes and adjacent to the famous One Water Street towers in downtown Kelowna. Although construction or sales dates have not been announced yet, the project received approval in July 2023 and is moving forward.

High-rise towers courted some controversy during its public hearing due to several variances it required. These variances, which pertained to Kelowna's building regulations, aimed to reduce the minimum building separation, floor plate size, and tower stepbacks above the podium. According to the developer's representative, these variances were strategically planned to make the design more appealing and were ultimately approved in a narrow vote.

The project's five-level parkade podiums were a point of discussion among city council members. While some raised concerns about the size and aesthetic impact, others argued that they were a necessary component of urban development in downtown Kelowna. Despite limitations imposed by Kelowna's bylaws and the city's water table, the developers were praised for incorporating residential units and cascading greenery to enhance the visual appeal.

Vintage at Waterscapes is set to offer a rich assortment of 1,141 residential units. The property's range in housing options is truly expansive, featuring 398 one-bedroom units, 714 two-bedroom units, and 29 ground-oriented, three-bedroom townhouses. In a nod to inclusivity, 40 market rental units will also be available, complete with dedicated parking.

A significant aspect of the Vintage at Waterscapes development is its $2.38 million contribution to the city's Housing Opportunities Reserve Fund, calculated based on the unit count within the towers. This sizable donation, which has stirred some debate, aims to help address Kelowna's pressing housing crisis.

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Jim Kelowna

Dec 13, 2023

I love how the podium was finally wrapped with units and not just a parkade or concrete wall. This makes it stand out from other Kelowna developments, by actually making a livable street.

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