Mother Nature Shifts Development Timeline
July 6, 2017
The development of 2169 Pandosy had started, but Mother Nature has dealt us a painful blow.
Our project’s developer, Alana Marrington, says the team has been checking the site every few days to see if work can progress, but complications from Okanagan Lake’s near-record water rise this spring continue to stand in the way of development.
With forms and foundations ready to go, an excavator sits on site awaiting to put in the temporary dewatering pits for construction. We anticipate a receiving a de-watering permit from The City of Kelowna by the end of August.
As of beginning of July, Okanagan Lake sits 342.949 metres above sea level, and remains substantially higher than full pool. While water levels continue to go down, unfortunately it is just not going down fast enough.
This has resulted in a five-to-six-month delay in getting 2169 Pandosy off the ground, causing the development permit to expire. The team has reapplied for their development permit. Nothing has changed with the project: it will still look the same; re-applying is a technicality with the municipal act.
Our principal architect at GTA Architecture Ltd., Garry Tomporowski, has informed us there are many sites around Kelowna being affected by the high-water.
We are anticipating a 18month build timeline and are currently re-evaluating schedules and timelines. Cody Shantz, lead project manager at Sawchuk Developments Ltd. echoes the fact that this is not the only construction site that has been delayed.
Our sales disclosure statement was ready in hand, but we had to hold back filing and we are unable to sell on our pre-determined launch date. Demand continues to be very high. Our sales team is receiving expressed interest for both residential and commercial spaces. Interested parties will have to wait just a few more weeks for a chance to purchase 36 condominiums and 30 commercial and medical ancillary spaces.
While the delay has thrown us a curveball, like many other businesses and developments in the Okanagan; we only hope the summer, fall and winter weather will be kind to all of us who must recover from development setbacks.
From our entire team at 2169 Pandosy, we would like to thank everyone for their continue support and patience as we move forward during this unexpected set of circumstances.