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People opposed to Kelowna development pack city hearing

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Westcorp Properties has tried to redevelop the Hiawatha Mobile Home Park on the Kelowna lakefront for years with up to 19 buildings on the eight hectare site.
The plan includes several apartment buildings, some upwards of six storeys and an 11 storey hotel.

The land needs to be rezoned with an amendment to the Official Community Plan.
Tuesday night people living nearby like Gary Willis let the city know what they think when they packed Kelowna city council chambers for a public hearing.

Willis who was at the public meeting say people oppose the development because of building density and increased traffic.

Chris Walker spoke to Willis and also to Doug Gilchrist, the acting General Manager of Community Sustainability for Kelowna.

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