Special council meeting to focus on McCurdy Road housing project

McCurdy Road Supportive Housing Facility Rendering

The City of Kelowna is taking time to consider public criticism of a supportive housing project planned for Rutland.

The facility slated for McCurdy Road has faced significant blowback from the community. A petition in opposition to the project has amassed a reported 13,000 signatures.

At today's regular council meeting inside city hall, Mayor Colin Basran confirmed the city is continuing to work with BC Housing to address public concerns.

"I have, on behalf of council, been in discussions with the housing minister Selena Robinson regarding the operating model of the housing development" said Mayor Colin Basran.

To allow more time for the ongoing consultations, a special council meeting dedicated to the controversial project has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 17th at city hall.

"I believe it to be a positive step for the community in light of the feedback we have received over the last few weeks."