McKinley Gateway to Transform Kelowna's North-End with 671-Acre Development‍

McKinley Gateway to Transform Kelowna's North-End with 671-Acre Development‍
May 14, 2024

Kelowna's north end is poised for a major transformation with the proposed development of McKinley Gateway, a 671-acre master-planned community. Placemark Design, the developer behind the project, recently submitted a proposal to the City of Kelowna, outlining their vision for a vibrant and complete neighbourhood.

Building on a Strong Foundation

The story of McKinley Beach's development began in 2008 with the City's approval of the Hillside and Hilltown neighbourhoods. With 220 acres already developed out of the initial 872, McKinley Gateway represents the next chapter for this sought-after lakeside community.

Project Highlights

  • Developer: Placemark Design
  • Location: McKinley Beach hillside, Kelowna's north end
  • Area: 671 acres (total development area; 220 acres already developed)

A Community Designed for Living

Placemark Design envisions McKinley Gateway as a multi-faceted neighbourhood catering to a variety of needs. Residents can expect:

  • Diverse Housing Options:  The development plan incorporates medium-density housing, likely including condos, townhomes, and potentially smaller single-family lots. This caters to a broad range of residents, from young professionals to families seeking a convenient location.
  • Upscale Shopping Experience:  High-end shopping options are planned, potentially creating a destination shopping district within the community and elevating the overall experience for residents.
  • Nature at Your Doorstep:  Capitalizing on McKinley Beach's natural beauty, the development will include extensive trails and parks, providing ample opportunities for residents to connect with nature and enjoy the Okanagan lifestyle.
  • Educational Opportunities:  The addition of a new elementary school within the development is a significant convenience for families with young children, further contributing to the self-contained nature of the community.

Strategic Location, Sustainable Growth

McKinley Gateway's proposed location is a key factor in its potential success. Situated near the heart of Kelowna's north economic hub, the development boasts close proximity to the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO), the Kelowna International Airport, and major industrial lands. This strategic placement aligns with the City's vision for "smart growth," creating a community where residents can live close to their workplaces and reduce reliance on cars.

Stay Informed

As Kelowna's trusted real estate partner, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty is following the development of McKinley Gateway with keen interest. We believe this project has the potential to transform Kelowna's north end into a vibrant and complete community. We'll continue to monitor the project's progress and keep you informed of any updates. In the meantime, if you have any questions about McKinley Gateway or the Kelowna real estate market, don't hesitate to contact our experienced agents for expert advice.

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