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Westcorp's plans for a Kelowna trailer park

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Southeast view of Westcorp's Hiawatha development proposal (Courtesy Westcorp)

Westcorp Properties is moving ahead with redeveloping Kelowna's Hiawatha trailer park. It's plans were given initial approval by city council on Monday.

A public hearing will be held on March 26th for the site which was once a popular retirement spot for seniors wanting inexpensive property near Okanagan Lake.

Westcorp hopes to transform the area with a mix of residential and commercial buildings.

It has managed to buy 76 homes of the mobile homes in the park, but 18 homeowners have declined to sell.

Daybreak's Adrian Nieoczym caught up with two of the 18 remaining owners.

Chris Walker also spoke to Gail Temple, the company's Director of Development.

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