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 and, more recently, we have joined in preliminary discussions with the City of Kelowna regarding redevelopment of the property and the opportunity to work with the community to create the vision and plan that will guide that process.

The City of Kelowna is launching a public process for the North End Plan. At the same time, the Mill Site Planning Team will undertake 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 the planning process advances, we will be continuing with the site decommissioning and assessment work that has been underway for the past year. This work is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

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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.

Late 2022

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.

Mid 2023

Phase 4: Draft Plan

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

Late 2023

Phase 5: Final Plan

Presentation of the final plan.


Phase 1: Background & Context

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

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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 visioning stage of the Mill Site Area Redevelopment Plan and we are looking for community input to inspire the vision and objectives for the conceptual design of the site.


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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.