First Central Green homes honour community’s heritage
Green building to feature park-side urban lofts
Mission Group Homes has announced that sales will begin in the new year for the first homes at Central Green, Kelowna's newest master-planned community. Heritage-inspired modern lofts will transform the corner of Richter Street and Harvey Avenue into the most sustainable community the city has ever seen.
All three Mission Group buildings at Central Green will feature accents of “school-house” red brick and detailed cornice ledges around the roofline. The architecture pays homage to both the original brick Kelowna Secondary School that was established over 75 years ago and Central School, established over 100 years ago.
“It was important for us to have the homes at Central Green fit with the character of the neighbourhood and honour the rich heritage of the site,” says Mission Group Homes president Randy Shier. “Our plans are inspired by the desire to live in a place where you can comfortably work and play. Homeowners at Central Green will live park-side and in an energy-efficient home, where they can make a positive impact on the environment and enjoy a sustainable community where everything’s within reach.”
The 83-home building will be located on the southeast side of the property and will help to address the need for housing in the downtown area. Starting in the low $200,000s, the homes at Central Green will have one, two and junior three-bedroom living options.
Combining Mission Group’s inspired green approach with the City of Kelowna’s vision, all homes at Central Green will be LEED certified, offering the highest environmental standards ever achieved for new condominiums built in Kelowna. Homes built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards use less energy, water and natural resources, create less waste, and have better indoor air quality and temperature regulation.
Central Green is a pedestrian friendly community conveniently located within easy walking and cycling distance to downtown, the cultural district, and South Pandosy Village. Due to its central location, Central Green is surrounded by endless amenities and offers urban living at its finest.
“You’re so close to downtown, beaches and every urban convenience you could ever want—it is truly the new hub of Kelowna,” says Shier. “From the intimate plazas and small shops to the future Rowcliffe Park, Central Green will be a vibrant community. Not only will the park have designated areas to exercise and play sports, it will have a designated area for children, music-lovers, pet-lovers, and green thumbs.”
The City is set to begin construction of the new park in 2017. Mission Group is anticipating rapid sales starting in January with occupancy slated for fall/winter of 2017.
Those interested in living at Central Green can register at centralgreen.ca.