The City is moving forward with its redevelopment strategy for the North Gateway, located within the city’s northwest corner. The strategy includes plans for boutique shops, wide multi-use paths, tree-lined streets, a variety of housing types, hotels and entertainment and recreation amenities, with the goal of creating the City’s first 15-minute neighbourhood.
In particular, the North Gateway will target a variety of housing mixes, including:
- Residential housing supply – from apartments to townhomes – will see 1,750 to 2,250 new units
- Employee housing supply will account for between five and 10 per cent of housing development
The plan also calls for up to 350 new hotel rooms, almost 30,000 square feet of new commercial space, as well as the addition of two new ice surfaces and expansion of convention space.
What's Happening in the North Gateway?
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Where is the North Gateway?
The North Gateway area is located at the north-west corner of the City limits. Bordered by Riverside Drive to the west, Highway 97 and the Penticton Golf and Country Club to the south, Power Street and Vees Drive to the east and Churchill Avenue and Lakeshore Drive to the north, the North Gateway lands are the first point of entry to the City from the north. From east to west, everything is located within a 15 minute walking distance.
About the North Gateway Plan
The approved plan features three districts, three gateways and a festival boulevard. Its vision is to create a connected, complete sustainable destination that captures and celebrates Penticton’s natural beauty, sports excellence, events and festivals while adding to the economic vitality, housing diversity and local fare. To realize this vision, the plan identifies goals and strategies to address the need for diverse and affordable housing, provide tourist accommodation, expand available commercial space, protect the tree canopy, maintain park land, activate the public realm, and improve mobility through addressing parking needs and enhancing cycling, pedestrian and transit infrastructure.