What’s happening on the Mill Site?

Share your ideas, inspire the plan.

From the very beginning, this project has been about community. An opportunity to connect our community, to serve our community, and to include our community.

Since 2020, Tolko has been engaged in the safe and orderly decommissioning work for the Kelowna Mill Site. Over the last 2 years, we have worked with the City of Kelowna and DIALOG to imagine how the Mill Site can be woven into the Kelowna Vision of “building a successful community that honours rich heritage and respects the natural wonders that contribute to” local identity.

The City of Kelowna has launched a public process for the North End Plan as part of that vision. At the same time, the Mill Site Planning Team is undertaking a separate community planning process to create the Mill Site Redevelopment Plan. This process will be integrated with the community’s vision and aspirations for the North End.

As site decommissioning and assessment work is finalized, the planning process has advanced to Phase Three. This phase seeks community feedback on three preliminary concepts in order to support a single, synthesized plan that serves, connects to, and includes community values. The community vision and values developed from intentional engagement with you over the last two years has driven the development of these plans. Public consultation will take place in October. Take a site tour and sign up for newsletters for updates and opportunities to share your ideas.


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Redevelopment of the Kelowna Mill Site area presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Redevelopment of the Kelowna Mill Site area presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transition a large, industrial property to a new, master-planned, destination waterfront neighbourhood adjacent to the downtown core.

We understand the community is excited about the opportunities that will accompany redevelopment of the Mill Site and we value the imagination and creativity that the community will contribute to crafting a vision for this new neighbourhood.

We are at the Concept Review stage of the Mill Site Area Redevelopment Plan and this October we will be looking for community feedback on three preliminary concept plans that capture the vision and objectives developed with you over the last two years. Sign up to receive updates about upcoming engagement opportunities and plan updates.

Mid 2023

Phase 3: Concept Plan

Prepare concept plan(s) that provide high-level direction for potential land use and housing, parks and public spaces, recreational and cultural facilities, and transportation and utility scenarios in support of the Vision & Objectives for the Plan Area. Develop and refine multiple concept options into one preferred scenario in consultation with the community.

Late 2023

Phase 4: Draft Plan

Community input on the draft Area Redevelopment Plan prior to drafting the final plan.

Early 2024

Phase 5: Final Plan

Presentation of the final plan.


Phase 1: Background & Context

Identifying site conditions, history, issues and opportunities through technical analysis.


Phase 2: Visioning

Establish an overall vision for the Mill Site, along with objectives to guide Mill Site Area Redevelopment Plan with input from the community.

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North End Neighbourhood Plan

The North End Neighbourhood Planning and the Mill Site Area Redevelopment Planning are distinct processes with similar timelines – with the City’s North End process taking the lead.

The two planning processes will align through information sharing and overlapping community input opportunities.

On completion, the Mill Site Area Redevelopment Plan will integrate the vision, objectives and policy direction created through the North End Neighbourhood Plan process.