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West Kelowna Growth Continues Strong into 2019

West Kelowna continues to experience consistent growth and investment into 2019 with new projects throughout the community.

“We’re seeing investment in all of our industries,” says John Perrott, Economic Development Officer for the City of West Kelowna. “From new multi-family projects, industrial strata development and retail revitalization, to a handful of new wineries and expansions, 2019 is set to continue the momentum of 2018.”

Downtown West Kelowna is undergoing its largest growth period since the City incorporated in 2007. “When we looked at the number of multi-family units either recently completed or are currently under construction, we calculated that we’ll add a little more than 1,000 new residential units to that neighbourhood alone,” says Perrott. Because of that influx of new residents, entrepreneurs are investing in a number of new restaurant and retail stores, which are slated to open throughout 2019.

West Kelowna’s tourism experiences will continue to diversify this summer with the opening of two new wineries, especially the Central Okanagan’s first lakefront winery, Frind Winery. Located along West Kelowna’s Wine Trail just below Mission Hill Estates Winery, Frind Winery will offer a variety of tasting experiences beginning in the late spring.

Contact: John Perrott, Economic Development Officer for the City of West Kelowna