A condominium community for “active baby boomers” is being planned for BC’s West Kelowna area. In development by Ariva Resorts, the $100+ million project will introduce a 200-unit gated community for so-called “zoomers” seeking to downsize from their traditional homes and maintain their dynamic lifestyles.
Ariva Resorts founder Barry Johnson came out of retirement to lead the project, which will cater to a demographic that he believes has been largely overlooked by residential developers.
“We intend to change that thinking,” he said. “This group is highly active, health-conscious, and want to live life to its fullest. Kelowna is the perfect place to live with its excellent climate, wines and vineyards, outdoor activities and remains affordable.”
The development is located on a 12.5-acre site close to downtown Kelowna. It will offer units ranging 1,250 to 1,760 square feet in size and featuring glass interior doors and outdoor decks with views of the nearby Okanagan Lake. The community itself will include a café/bistro, lounge, fitness centre, pool area, barbecue and picnic area, and a children’s playground, among other shared amenities. Residents will also have access to an “urban farm,” outdoor leisure areas (e.g., putting green, bocce courts, and pickleball courts), and e-bikes to take full advantage of the 12.5-acre site’s surroundings.
Kelowna’s Team Construction will serve as construction manager for the project and is slated to break ground in 2020.