Penticton – Skaha Assembly Redevelopment

An aerial view of the Skaha Lake Road redevelopment project.


Following extensive community participation during Phase 2 of our engagement plan, BC Housing is moving forward with redeveloping the motel sites located at 2730, 2784, 2824, and 2872 Skaha Lake Road and 179 Green Avenue West, in the City of Penticton. These sites are currently known as Skaha Sunrise Apartments, and the Meadowlark, Sun Valley and Mayfair motels and are collectively known as the Skaha Assembly Redevelopment project. The future spaces will provide a variety of housing options focused on affordable rentals for singles, families, seniors, and persons with disabilities living and working in the community.

This redevelopment will play an important role in increasing the number of affordable housing units which are desperately needed in Penticton. More than 550 affordable units are being proposed in this redevelopment with the plan to have Phase 1 available to renters by 2028.

Two Draft Concept Plans for Community Feedback

No final decisions have been made regarding the design; however, two draft concept plans have been developed by the project team and are informed by community feedback. The draft plans are guided by a vision framework, best practices in placemaking, integrated planning and affordable housing and community feedback received in the Phase 1 (2022) engagement process. During Phase 2 (2023), community feedback demonstrated a preference for Option 2.

Option 1 will balance density with open space and outdoor amenities. This option will be built in three development phases and will include:

  • Five structures
  • 581 residential units, including 116 accessible units (20%)
  • 523 parking stalls

This option will provide a well-balanced private and semi-private greenspace, featuring community space at the ground level and green roofs.


Option 2 will take advantage of the full site development and will include:

  • Four structures
  • 612 residential units, including 122 accessible units (20%)
  • 551 parking stalls

This option will provide private green roof amenity spaces and a much more enhanced green boulevard on Skaha Lake Road.


BC Housing is committed to engaging with the public about the Skaha Assembly Redevelopment project with the community of Penticton. We held a survey and a series of engagement sessions, both Virtual and In Person, throughout May and June 2023. We heard from tenants, neighbours, and members of the community who were interested or affected by this project.

Consultation has now concluded for this phase. Please view the Phase 2 Engagement Findings. Thank you for your participation. Key themes brought forward by the community were:

  1. Addressing housing need now
  2. Sustainable building practices
  3. Traffic management and transportation
  4. Tenant selection and relocation
  5. Additional considerations (like including a daycare, a coffee shop, etc.)

Please continue to visit this Let’s Talk project page for timely information and updates.


Following extensive community participation during Phase 2 of our engagement plan, BC Housing is moving forward with redeveloping the motel sites located at 2730, 2784, 2824, and 2872 Skaha Lake Road and 179 Green Avenue West, in the City of Penticton. These sites are currently known as Skaha Sunrise Apartments, and the Meadowlark, Sun Valley and Mayfair motels and are collectively known as the Skaha Assembly Redevelopment project. The future spaces will provide a variety of housing options focused on affordable rentals for singles, families, seniors, and persons with disabilities living and working in the community.

This redevelopment will play an important role in increasing the number of affordable housing units which are desperately needed in Penticton. More than 550 affordable units are being proposed in this redevelopment with the plan to have Phase 1 available to renters by 2028.

Two Draft Concept Plans for Community Feedback

No final decisions have been made regarding the design; however, two draft concept plans have been developed by the project team and are informed by community feedback. The draft plans are guided by a vision framework, best practices in placemaking, integrated planning and affordable housing and community feedback received in the Phase 1 (2022) engagement process. During Phase 2 (2023), community feedback demonstrated a preference for Option 2.

Option 1 will balance density with open space and outdoor amenities. This option will be built in three development phases and will include:

  • Five structures
  • 581 residential units, including 116 accessible units (20%)
  • 523 parking stalls

This option will provide a well-balanced private and semi-private greenspace, featuring community space at the ground level and green roofs.


Option 2 will take advantage of the full site development and will include:

  • Four structures
  • 612 residential units, including 122 accessible units (20%)
  • 551 parking stalls

This option will provide private green roof amenity spaces and a much more enhanced green boulevard on Skaha Lake Road.


BC Housing is committed to engaging with the public about the Skaha Assembly Redevelopment project with the community of Penticton. We held a survey and a series of engagement sessions, both Virtual and In Person, throughout May and June 2023. We heard from tenants, neighbours, and members of the community who were interested or affected by this project.

Consultation has now concluded for this phase. Please view the Phase 2 Engagement Findings. Thank you for your participation. Key themes brought forward by the community were:

  1. Addressing housing need now
  2. Sustainable building practices
  3. Traffic management and transportation
  4. Tenant selection and relocation
  5. Additional considerations (like including a daycare, a coffee shop, etc.)

Please continue to visit this Let’s Talk project page for timely information and updates.

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