Beachside condo community rising in Kelowna

New development favours EVs and pets and opposes short-term rentals
Monday, July 5, 2021

An elevated beachside condo community called MOVALA will take shape in Kelowna, British Columbia, in the Lower Mission neighbourhood between Gyro Beach Park and Pandosy Village.

Kelowna City Council gave final approvals on the project at a public hearing this month. The residential development is the vision of local developer Stober Group, known for their commercial communities, including the Landmark District.

“This is an exciting time for our company, after many years of owning the land and careful consultation we look forward to building this significant residential community that is not only on a premium beachside location, but steps away from shopping, cafes, restaurants and outdoor activities,” said Dave McAnerney, CEO, Stober Group.

The pet-friendly, anti-short-term-rental community will consist of one, two and three-bedroom units with panorama views of Okanagan Lake. Indoor and outdoor amenities include a business centre with work hubs, golf simulator, fitness centre and yoga studio, library, coffee bar, outdoor pool, hot tub, saunas and showers, a cabana beach club, bocce lawn, and outdoor platform BBQ’s and tables for al fresco dining.

Plans also call for EV-charging capability at every parking stall, a condo project first in Kelowna.


The project team includes Meiklejohn Architects Inc, Interior Design Team Begrand-Fast, Ecora Landscape Design and sales and marketing through Epic Real Estate.

MOVALA’s contemporary concrete construction is accented by dynamic curves and terraced features. Each home reflects Okanagan indoor-outdoor living with a focus on extensive decks and large windows designed to take in the sweeping views. Nearby urban amenities are located in the gateway of the city’s recreational neighbourhood, The Abbott Street Corridor.

Construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2022, with completion of Phase 1 estimated for Fall 2024.

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