BACKGROUND

The North Clifton property is a 197.44 acre (79.90 ha) lakefront site located within the northwest area of the city of Kelowna. Specifically, North Clifton is an undeveloped tract of land between the McKinley Landing and Clifton Highland neighbourhoods. In relation to the new North Clifton neighbourhood, McKinley Landing is located to the north, Clifton Highlands is located to the south, Wilden is located to the east, and Lake Okanagan shoreline is located to the west. Our goal for this property is similar to the high level policies of the City of Kelowna:

  • To develop sustainability while adhering to form and character, natural environment, hazardous condition and conservation guidelines.
  • Ensure appropriate and context sensitive built form, and achieve high-quality urban design.
  • Create opportunities for greater use of active transportation and transit to improve community health, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide parkland for a diversity of people and a variety of uses.
  • Ensure environmentally sustainable development and efficient use of land.

ARCHITECTURAL STYLE

No specific architectural style has been determined at this stage. However, design, construction and landscape guidelines common to all development within the North Clifton neighbourhood will be established at the detailed design and subdivision development stage. Recognizing the site is surrounded by both new and established neighbourhoods, architectural design requires a compliment of design elements. At the subdivision stage, design guidelines for building sites, parks and open space areas, and roadways will be developed seeking a middle ground between conformity and individual expression.

Acceptable home architectural styles will be consistent with the Okanagan’s history, traditions and unique climate. Potential variations are anticipated to be within the core “vocabulary” of west coast contemporary style, while incorporating the classic ‘craftsman’ design and encouraging the use of earth tone colours. Fundamental to all allowable stylistic expressions will be a focus on “four-sided architecture” in which the design and detailing is visible from all vantage points and consistent with the topography of the land.

Taking cues from historically successful neighbourhood precedents, the North Clifton development will encourage a variety of housing forms within each housing enclave. Several localized benches are present within the North Clifton ASP boundary. Each of the benches have been targeted as the most feasible areas for land development, including associated roads and infrastructure, single/two family residential homes, parks and open space. The nine benches identified for residential development are well separated visually and topographically from each other, providing a natural sense of privacy within each bench area.

LANDSCAPE

A number of rock outcroppings and talus rock areas are present within the North Clifton area and are found primarily on steeper, west facing slopes. Both rock outcrops and talus slopes are considered specialized habitats where vegetation cover can be sparse and usually interspersed within bedrock or rock pieces. Many species use the steep slopes, cracks, pockets of soil vegetation as shelter.

Given the importance of the rock outcrops and talus rock areas, efforts will be made to preserve such areas. In some cases, where talus slope is not disturbed by construction of Clifton Road North, these features will be protected as open space and natural areas.

NEIGHBOURHOODS

North Clifton’s neighbourhood park, officially a City-wide park, will be dedicated to the City of Kelowna by way of a combination of Development Cost Charge (DCC) credits and acquisition. The proposed park is centrally located adjacent Okanagan Lake with multiple access points to a trail network. It is nearly 4.0 acres and specifically responds to the local outdoor recreation needs of the immediate neighbourhood. However, given its city-wide park status, the park may be used by the general public.

MARKETING & SALES

Our intent is to have this property registered with the Land Title Office and be ready to discuss sales by fall 2019.

As soon as we have definitive information to share it will be posted here.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

SUBDIVISION PLAN

Phase 1 subdivision plan is all single-family homes. We have completed the off-site works and are well underway with the Phase 1 subdivision plan. All lots are either level or walk out basement configurations with Okanagan Lake views. Pricing has not been set and as such, we have not determined the sales portion of this development.

Our architectural guidelines are in a draft stage however, we are proposing a  modern/west coast contemporary architectural theme with flat or single pitch roofs as the predominant roof style. We are hoping to have it registered by late summer 2018.

SUBDIVISION PLAN

Phase 1 subdivision plan is all single-family homes. We have completed the off-site works and are well underway with the Phase 1 subdivision plan. All lots are either level or walk out basement configurations with Okanagan Lake views. Pricing has not been set and as such, we have not determined the sales portion of this development.

Our architectural guidelines are in a draft stage however, we are proposing a  modern/west coast contemporary architectural theme with flat or single pitch roofs as the predominant roof style. We are hoping to have it registered by late summer 2018.

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