UDI News

Developing a ‘normal’ market

Steve MacNaull, The Okanagan Saturday

The days of the huge real estate boom may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean the end of construction in the Okanagan.

Kelowna ‘affordable’ place to live: mayor

Steve MacNaull, The Daily Courier

Mayor Walter Gray wants to debunk the myth Kelowna is unaffordable. “I don’t want to say Kelowna is average because it’s clearly way above average as a place to live, but when it comes to affordability Kelowna is average in Canada,” Gray told an Urban Development Institute lunch crowd Thursday at the Coast Capri Hotel.


Developers Go 50 Shades of Green

Mark Holland, New Monaco Enterprises Corp., Director, Board Member, UDI-Okanagan Chapter
Andrew Gaucher, G Group of Companies, Director, Board Member, UDI-Okanagan Chapter

The Urban Development Institute is an association of developers and related businesses which aims to partner in community building with communities and governments. Its end goal being the creation and achievement of balanced, well-planned sustainable communities. In the past four years, especially in the Interior and the Okanagan, the economy portion of sustainability has certainly been front and centre. While a healthy economy (read balanced real estate market) is undeniably still a priority, sustainability itself requires balance.

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Expert calls for growth to go according to plan

Paul Fabri, Senior Market Analyst, CHMC

Taking control of development seen as key to avoiding urban sprawl in Central Okanagan.