Final phase underway for urban village in British Columbia


Urban Village will help transform downtown Kelowna

Okanagan community builder Mission Group has partnered with Nicola Wealth Real Estate to develop the final stages of a planned urban village that will help transform downtown Kelowna, British Columbia.

The multi-faceted community will reshape Kelowna’s skyline and aims to stimulate growth and foster a sense of connection and community among its residents and commercial tenants, making it a new downtown to live, shop and socialize.

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The final stages of the urban village called Bernard Block will include a Class A office tower (The Block) and a 34-story residential condominium tower (Bertram) offering a mix of unit types and amenities like a rooftop swimming pool overlooking Lake Okanagan. .

The Block office tower complements the urban village and will play a major role in establishing downtown Kelowna as the commercial center of the Okanagan, according to Mission Group.

“Bernard Block will add beautiful buildings and emblematic houses to the district, while stimulating pedestrian traffic to the shops and services on the ground floor along Bernard Avenue”

The 16-story building offers approximately 100,000 square feet of office space for rent over four parking levels as well as an additional 16,000 square feet of street-level restaurants and retail.

“This vote of confidence from Nicola Wealth Real Estate demonstrates our shared optimism and confidence in Kelowna, one of Canada’s fastest growing cities,” said Jon Friesen, CEO of Mission Group.

“Bernard Block will add beautiful buildings and iconic homes to the neighborhood, while also leading foot traffic to ground floor stores and services along Bernard Avenue.” The Block offers one-of-a-kind offices with surrounding urban amenities, while providing unobstructed views of Okanagan Lake from every office floor.

In addition to office space for rent, The Block offers street-level dining and retail outlets, smart tech facilities, and secure bike storage.

“We are delighted to play a major role in the development of Bernard Block as an investment partner,” said Mark Hannah, Managing Director of Nicola Wealth Real Estate.

“Our team is already present in Kelowna and we recognize that the beautiful new homes and workspaces of this urban village are essential to the continued growth of Kelowna.

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