Infill Challenge & NEW RU7 ZONING
UPDATE: The process of redeveloping your RU7 property involves a number of important steps. At inhabit residential we specialize in managing all of these activities to help get your project started sooner while working to substantially reduce the risk of costly mistakes and delays. We approach your project from the perspective of a developer: understanding the entire process with an emphasis on financial prudence.
Here is the process we will manage on your behalf:
RU7 Development Steps
Manage tenants (if applicable) Residential Tenancy Act LINK HERE
Survey Site by Licensed Land Surveyor
Property pins and boundaries confirmed
Geodetic elevation confirmed
Begin Design Work (6 - 10 weeks) *can be fast tracked if using approved plans
Budget $6,000 - $10,000 depending on detail & customization
Check builder references
Order Hazardous Assessment (2 weeks)
Apply for Demolition Permit (2 days)
Contact Utility Providers - re: disconnection (Telus, Shaw, Fortis, BC Hydro, Fortis Gas, Water, Sewer)
Secure quotes & select contractor
Proceed with work (2 - 6 weeks)
Building Demolition (*may be same as hazardous contractor)
Secure quotes & select contractor
Proceed with work (2 weeks)
Geotechnical engineer report
Coordinate power with Fortis/BC Hydro
Coordinate Telcomm with Telus & Shaw
Coordinate Deep Servicing (Water & Sanitary) with City engineers (6 - 10 weeks) *doesn’t need to happen before starting building
Submit plan set for Development Permit
Form & Character (colors, styles, landscaping plan etc.)
Fees to expect:
Development Cost Charges: $45,000
Building Permit Fee: $7,000
Water & Sewer upgrades: $18,000
Secure Requirements for Building Permit
2 sets of plans
Building permit fee
Roof truss layout
Floor joist layout
Solar panel conduit
Radon gas conduit
HPO Approvals (registration)
Structural engineering report
Submit for Building Permit (3 - 4 weeks)
Secure Building Permit
UPDATE - NEW REVISED PLANS ARE NOW AVAILABLE click on the image below
Infill housing – the addition of new housing units to existing neighbourhoods – represents an important part of Kelowna's overall strategy to combat the impacts of urban sprawl. By focusing growth in areas with existing infrastructure (e.g.: roads, schools, parks, transit, etc…), it is possible not only to mitigate the impacts of sprawl, but also to build resilient neighbourhoods with access to daily services, transit and a wider variety of housing types.
The Infill Challenge is an innovative competition (aka “challenge”) hosted by the City for the development of new designs for sensitive infill housing in select parts of Kelowna’s Urban Core Area. Winning projects are intended to act as catalysts, inspiring greater achievement in the design of infill housing, strengthening community and developer support along the way.
The winning concepts of the Infill Challenge guided the design of the exciting new RU7 Zoning Bylaw being introduced in core urban Kelowna neighbourhoods (map here) . This new RU7 zoning will allow the development of up to four dwelling units on lots of .138 of an acre or more.
Check out the Infill Challenge page on the City of Kelowna's website for more details.
Inhabit Residential is proud to announce our selection as the winning submission in the City of Kelowna Infill Challenge.
On May 30th, 2016 we presented our submission to the Mayor and Council. Our presentation and other information on the Infill Challenge can be found HERE.