Kelowna city council has greenlit a plan from the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) to build a 46-storey tower downtown despite opposition from some residents.
After a three-hour public hearing on Tuesday evening, councillors of the central Okanagan city voted 7-1 in favour of constructing the project.
At 155 metres, the proposed tower at the intersection of Doyle Avenue and St. Paul Street would be the tallest in the province outside Metro Vancouver.
It would house a satellite campus for UBCO, whose main campus is near the Kelowna International Airport north of the city, providing learning space and housing for students and staff.
The university first announced its intention to create a downtown campus in June 2020 as part of plans
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