The Villa Rosa restaurant in Penticton is up for redevelopment and will be the subject of a public hearing on June 7. (City of Penticton)

Public hearing for redevelopment of Penticton’s Villa Rosa

The restaurant and two neighbouring properties are up for changes

Penticton residents will have a chance to weigh in on the proposed redevelopment of the Villa Rosa and neighbouring properties at a public hearing on June 7.

The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall.

The developer has proposed to turn the Villa Rosa and two properties to the east along Westminster Avenue into two three-storey buildings.

One building would include commercial space and face Westminster Avenue, and both would contain 11 townhouse residential units. The residences on the building facing Westminster Avenue would also have room to run businesses out of the ground floor of their units.

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This new development would require zoning amendments to allow for the mixed-use buildings. There is no required amendment to the city’s Official Community Plan for the development.

The city is also looking to require an 8.5 x 8.5 metre section of the property at the corner of the intersection between Westminster Avenue and Power Street as a road dedication.

The project is being included as part of the city’s draft plan for the North Gateway, which calls for at least 2,000 new residential units and 30,000 square-feet of commercial and retail space for the area.

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