Kelowna - Pleasantvale Phase ll – Affordable Rental Housing

Illustrative rendering of town-homes

Renderings are an approximation of what we intend to construct and are subject to change.

BC Housing is proposing to develop Phase 2 of the Pleasantvale neighbourhood. Pleasantvale Phase 2 is proposed for the vacant lot owned by BC Housing next to Pleasantvale Phase 1 (with frontage on Central Avenue, Kingsway Avenue and Cambridge Avenue). The proposal is to build 68 new rental homes for people with low to moderate incomes. This would include 20 townhomes for families and individuals and 48 apartments for seniors. No supportive housing would be built on this site.


Kelowna has a shortage of affordable housing. In 2018, the City of Kelowna created the Healthy Housing Strategy which set out the priorities for the City to address housing affordability, including the need to develop new, affordable rental units. This project would help move us toward that goal.

BC Housing will be submitting a Development Permit application to the City of Kelowna on August 31st, 2020. The application includes four (4) variance requests that are outlined in the Fact Sheet.

This proposal incorporates input the neighbourhood provided with the development of Pleasantvale Phase 1. It has been designed to fit with the character of Pleasantvale Phase 1 and the surrounding neighbourhood and would have enough greenspace and parking onsite to accommodate the community’s needs. The Frequently Asked Questions in the Document Library section provides additional information.

Community Engagement

BC Housing hosted an online information forum on Tuesday, August 25th at 5:30pm to provide more information about the proposal, answer questions and collect community feedback. Please view the video recording of the event below. The presentation is also available in the Documents section.

Please send any questions or comments on this project to communityrelations@bchousing.org.

Renderings are an approximation of what we intend to construct and are subject to change.

BC Housing is proposing to develop Phase 2 of the Pleasantvale neighbourhood. Pleasantvale Phase 2 is proposed for the vacant lot owned by BC Housing next to Pleasantvale Phase 1 (with frontage on Central Avenue, Kingsway Avenue and Cambridge Avenue). The proposal is to build 68 new rental homes for people with low to moderate incomes. This would include 20 townhomes for families and individuals and 48 apartments for seniors. No supportive housing would be built on this site.


Kelowna has a shortage of affordable housing. In 2018, the City of Kelowna created the Healthy Housing Strategy which set out the priorities for the City to address housing affordability, including the need to develop new, affordable rental units. This project would help move us toward that goal.

BC Housing will be submitting a Development Permit application to the City of Kelowna on August 31st, 2020. The application includes four (4) variance requests that are outlined in the Fact Sheet.

This proposal incorporates input the neighbourhood provided with the development of Pleasantvale Phase 1. It has been designed to fit with the character of Pleasantvale Phase 1 and the surrounding neighbourhood and would have enough greenspace and parking onsite to accommodate the community’s needs. The Frequently Asked Questions in the Document Library section provides additional information.

Community Engagement

BC Housing hosted an online information forum on Tuesday, August 25th at 5:30pm to provide more information about the proposal, answer questions and collect community feedback. Please view the video recording of the event below. The presentation is also available in the Documents section.

Please send any questions or comments on this project to communityrelations@bchousing.org.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Why is this property being considered? There are numerous properties closer to amenities and downtown. Will property values be affected by the development? What is the definition of low to moderate income? If the trees on the location are not salvageable will tree removal be made available to residents who have dead or nuisance trees requiring removal?

    Kevin asked 2 months ago

    Kelowna has a shortage of affordable rental housing.  In 2018, the City of Kelowna created the Healthy Housing Strategy, which set out the priorities for the City to address the deficit in affordable housing by developing new, affordable rental units. This project would help move us toward that goal. The property is central to services and transit and is zoned for the intended use. 

    Research completed in 2019 of 13 B.C. non-market housing sites showed that property values immediately surrounding 10 sites either kept pace or surpassed surrounding municipal trends. Property values for the other three sites were not notably different compared to municipal trends.

    Affordable rental housing is housing with rents equal to, or lower than, average rates in the private market. Our partners use Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation data to set rates. They may also use information from local communities to set a limit for a specific location. You can find more information and the research on this topic at https://www.bchousing.org/research-centre/library/community-acceptance/property-values-case-study-series

    The existing trees cannot be retained through the redevelopment process; however, the landscape design incorporates two new trees to replace each older tree that must be removed to soften the feel of the community and reduce heat gain. Tree removal will be conducted by a qualified contractor, prior to construction and in accordance with City of Kelowna bylaws.