Aquilini Development 207 Condos on Bernard Ave.
The 27 floor mixed use Kelowna condo, commercial and retail space planned for the 400 Block of Bernard is in development with Aquilini. Coming off of the tremendous success of their Sopa Square project in Pandosy Village in the Lower Mission of Kelowna there is anticipation for their next concrete condo project in the downtown neighbourhood on Bernard Avenue.
The four hundred block is home to Lululemon, Scotiabank and iconic Mozaic Books and just two street up from City Park and the Kelowna Marina, Kerry Park and the Lakeshore boardwalk. The property is ideally suited for a residential condominium tower with an office and retail component at street level.
The building is designed by HDR | CEI Architects and features an inspiring design based on LEED principals. LEED construction is a commitment by the developer to implement sustainable and environmentally conscious methods and materials. The goal is to construct high performance green buildings and reduce the energy cost of construction, waste created and energy consumed once operational. In the Okanagan there is opportunity for solar energy and the need for water conservancy both core principals with LEED. Once completed LEED buildings benefit from higher air quality, lower energy consumption for heating & cooling, better natural light and ventilation. The Interior environment simply feels better to be in and has a tangible quality to the lifestyle owners will experience there.
Key LEED Features planned for 24 Kelowna.
- Solar panels for hot water heating
- Efficient central mechanical system to optimize energy performance
- Low-emitting and locally manufactured building materials
- Natural ventilation with maximum daylight and views
- Smart Car available for use by residents
These features will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, water use, energy consumption and the ongoing lifecycle costs of the residential/commercial mixed use building.
24 Kelowna will feature 135,000 square feet in 207 residential units. The addition of residents to the Kelowna downtown neighbourhood will be welcome support the rapidly growing tech sector employers who are locating there. The improvement in retail and office space will also help to ease the demand that is occurring alongside the downtown and cultural district growth. As a location to call home it will not get much better than this for a Kelowna Urban experience. 24 Kelowna is at the centre of Bernard’s downtown scene with pubs, boutiques, cafes, shops, restaurants and essential amenities at your doorstep. The new YMCA gym at the Interior Health Building on Ellis is a short walk, as is the Kelowna Art Gallery, Centre for Performing Arts, Public Library, Kelowna Theatre and Prospera Place Arena.
The project budget for the condo development is an estimated $55 million and is in preconstruction stage. You can expect modern interiors, exceptional build quality, energystar appliances and fixtures, contemporary floor plans with large balconies and windows. Expect to see amazing sub penthouse and penthouse suits from Aquilini in a similar style to their Vancouver project at Richards, The Maynards Block and of course the sold out Sopa Square here in Kelowna.
Developer: Aquilini Developments
Architect: CIE Architects
Type: Residential / Commercial
Units: 207 Condos
Budget: $55 Million
Location: 400 Block Bernard Ave, Kelowna