UDI News

Developers appeal for delay of increase in building fees

Author: Ron Seymour, Kelowna Daily Courier


Housing for Addicts

Author: Colin Basran, Mayor, City of Kelowna


Housing touted as 1st step to ending homelessness in Kelowna

Author: The Daily Courier: Ron Seymour

The Housing First approach aims to get vulnerable people with complex social needs into stable long-term accommodation…


Kelowna developers could be stuck with hike in fees

Author: The Daily Courier: Ron Seymour

Gradual increases in development cost charges would be better than considerable fee hikes every five years, says Kelowna Councillor Luke Stack.


Construction industry seeks delay in increase to city development fees

Author: Staff- The Daily Courier

The Urban Development Institute would like to see implementation of the higher fees postponed while an independent consultant is recruited to review the development cost charge program.


UDI pushes best practices in stable market

Author: Andrew Gaucher, UDI Chair, McKinley Beach, Catalyst Land Development

Andrew Gaucher is incoming chairman of the Urban Development Institute’s Okanagan chapter, partner and VP sales and marketing of McKinley Beach, and founder of Catalyst Land Development. Despite worry about impacts from a weaker energy sector, real estate markets in the Okanagan are in a good place…


2016 Housing Forecast

Author: Steve MacNaull, Kelowna Daily Courier on Sept. 24, 2015

2016 Housing Forecast

Mission Group Enrolls U-One Project in Building Our Community sign program

U-One to contribute $21 million to economy and $1 million in DCCs.U-One, a new residential community currently under construction next to the UBC Okanagan campus is Kelowna builder Mission Group’s latest contribution to the landscape. U-One will bring more than just needed housing to the city. It has also qualified as an official Urban Development Institute “Building Our Community” project by virtue of the additional benefits that it brings to the community.

Time for a quantum leap in home design

Author: Andrew Gaucher, Urban Development Institute Board Member, General Manager of G Group Land Developments.

For some, things change too fast. For others, perhaps not fast enough. No matter which side of this debate you may fall, one thing is for certain – homes, in a general sense as we know them today, are quite stagnant.

Price of oil affects everything

Author: Steve MacNaull – The Daily Courier

Low oil prices will have both positive and negative impacts on housing, according to David Porte, chairman of Urban Development Institute, Pacific Region, and Andrew Bruce the president of the Okanagan chapter of the group.