955 Timmins Street

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Consultation has concluded

The engagement feedback period for this proposal to amend the Official Community Plan has now closed. The results have been published on shapeyourcitypenticton.ca and will be shared with staff and the applicant. Should the applicant wish to proceed, the application will follow the procedures outlined in the Development Procedures and Delegation Bylaw and Local Government Act. All future communications about this application and opportunities for involvement will be shared through www.penticton.ca.


The City has received an application to develop 955 Timmins Street as a multi-family residential development. The development plans submitted with the application propose two, 5-storey apartment buildings and 81 townhouse units, totaling 229 units. This proposal would require an amendment to the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP) to change the future land use designation on the property from “Industrial” and “Urban Residential” to only “Urban Residential” and to rezone the property from M1 (General Industrial) to RM3 (Medium Density Multiple Housing). Given this proposal would require a change to the OCP, the City would like to ensure members of the community are aware of the application and have the opportunity to learn more and share their views on the proposal before it is considered by Council.

How can I get involved?

  • Read the information sheet and other supporting documents
  • Attend one of the events if you have questions
  • Complete the feedback form before Aug. 29

NOTE: The intent of the engagement is to understand the issues and help inform Council's decision. Community feedback is one of several factors Council must balance and consider when making decisions on behalf of the community.

The engagement feedback period for this proposal to amend the Official Community Plan has now closed. The results have been published on shapeyourcitypenticton.ca and will be shared with staff and the applicant. Should the applicant wish to proceed, the application will follow the procedures outlined in the Development Procedures and Delegation Bylaw and Local Government Act. All future communications about this application and opportunities for involvement will be shared through www.penticton.ca.


The City has received an application to develop 955 Timmins Street as a multi-family residential development. The development plans submitted with the application propose two, 5-storey apartment buildings and 81 townhouse units, totaling 229 units. This proposal would require an amendment to the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP) to change the future land use designation on the property from “Industrial” and “Urban Residential” to only “Urban Residential” and to rezone the property from M1 (General Industrial) to RM3 (Medium Density Multiple Housing). Given this proposal would require a change to the OCP, the City would like to ensure members of the community are aware of the application and have the opportunity to learn more and share their views on the proposal before it is considered by Council.

How can I get involved?

  • Read the information sheet and other supporting documents
  • Attend one of the events if you have questions
  • Complete the feedback form before Aug. 29

NOTE: The intent of the engagement is to understand the issues and help inform Council's decision. Community feedback is one of several factors Council must balance and consider when making decisions on behalf of the community.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Questions about this proposal? Submit them here. We aim to respond within 48 hours.

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    Will the demolition of the existing buildings take place all at once or during separate phases?

    Friends of Timmins Street asked 9 months ago

    It is our understanding that the applicant intends to remove a southern portion of the building first. This will accommodate the 'Phase 1' of the development. A demolition permit has been issued for removal of a portion of the building.

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    When is the City council going to make a decision on the amendment and is it going to be a public meeting that people can attend in person?

    Smith Family asked 9 months ago

    City staff will be bringing the application back to Council (anticipated to occur in October), for Council to consider 1st reading of the bylaws. Should Council give 1st reading to the OCP and zoning amendment bylaws, a public hearing would occur at the following Council meeting. 

    The public will be notified of the public hearing by direct notices (to properties within 150m of the subject property), a sign installed on the property advertising the date and time of the public hearing, information on the City website, as well as advertisements in the newspaper. We encourage the neighbourhood to share this information with other community members when they become aware of the dates, as not all who may be interested will receive a direct letter in their mailbox. 

    At this time, public hearings are being held in person. However, the City will follow all Provincial Health Orders, which do continue to change. We recommend that those interested in attending, check the City's website for updates as they occur. 

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    When walking down Timmins Street there are some trees that have pink dots on them. Are those trees going to be kept or cut down?

    Friends of Timmins Street asked 9 months ago

    City staff have been working with the applicant and their agents, including an arborist and surveyor, to assess the trees along Timmins Street in front of the subject property. Staff have been working to confirm location of the trees, which determines ownership, and also assess the health of the trees. At this time, the pink dots may not indicate 'removal', and may have been used by the surveyor or arborist for marking/identification. 

    Any tree removal on City property requires approval from the City. Any tree removal on private property can be completed by a property owner at their discretion. At this time no approvals have been given for tree removal on City property. City staff are still working with the applicant to reduce the removal of City trees as much as possible. 

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    The Preliminary Development Plans show that the roads within the development will be only 7 ft wide. How will vehicles such as delivery/moving trucks and garbage trucks fit on such a narrow road? And is the traffic going to be one way?

    Friends of Timmins Street asked 9 months ago

    The plans are shown in metric. The drive aisles provided are 7.0m in width, which will adequately service 2-way vehicle traffic.

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    Are the townhouses for sale or are they rentals.

    barry asked 9 months ago

    It is staff's understanding from the applicant that the townhouses will be available for purchase. The units would be permitted to be rented by the owners as long or short term rentals under the proposed RM3 - Medium Density Multiple Housing zone.

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    what is on 955 Timmins right now?

    bananapeel asked 9 months ago

    The property is currently zoned M1 - General Industrial. There is currently a general contractor (industrial) business that is operating on the property. 

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    How many units overall? How many bedrooms? How many parking spots for residents?

    Guy guy asked 10 months ago

    The current proposal is for 229 total units on the property. This is split between apartment (148) and townhouse (81) units. The plans are conceptual at this time and could change. Currently, the townhouses include 3-bedroom units, while the apartments have a mixture of studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units.

    The parking plan proposed meets Zoning Bylaw requirements of 1 parking space per dwelling unit plus 0.25 spaces for visitor parking. The apartment buildings have provided the required amount of parking. Every townhouse unit proposed exceeds the Zoning Bylaw requirement and will have 2 parking spaces per unit. Here is a summary to assist with the parking spaces to be provided:

    • Apartment building No. 1 requires 87 parking spaces, and 87 spaces have been provided.
    • Apartment building No. 2 requires 97 parking spaces, and 97 spaces have been provided.
    • All townhouse units combined require 101 parking spaces, and 162 spaces have been provided
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    Is some of the housing located in the apartment building allocated for housing for students at Okanagan College? This is a great development and the College desperately needs housing.

    Cataylor asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your question and comment regarding housing for students that attend the Okanagan College Penticton campus. The proposed development would include 2 apartment buildings, along with townhouses throughout the development. The applicant intends to provide student housing for Okanagan College students within one of the apartment buildings (located closest to the College). The applicant has been working with the College throughout the development of this proposal.

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    Can the elementary school in the catchment area (Queens Park) accommodate the additional number of children this complex will house ?

    Cyndi McLean asked 10 months ago

    Cyndi, this is another great question. As part of our engagement for this proposed development, the School District has been identified as a key stakeholder we are reaching out to. Currently, we are awaiting any comments that they may have regarding this proposed development.

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    Will there be access from channel parkway ?

    Cyndi McLean asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for the question regarding access to the property. Currently, all access to the proposed development will be from Timmins Street.