The town of Kelowna is spending nearly $12 million to maintain residential developments effectively away from the Glenmore landfill.

It has bought 182 acres of land on the south finish of the landfill, generally known as Diamond Mountain.


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Final spring, a improvement firm proposed constructing a 1,000-unit housing venture on the property.

Metropolis council rejected the proposal, fearful odor, mud and noise complaints may put strain on the town to restrict landfill operations, and even transfer it.

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After the event was rejected, the landowners requested the town of it wish to purchase the properties.

The town accepted.


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There are already city-owned buffer lands to the north, east and west of the landfill.

This buy completes the buffer zone.


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“When it comes to including to the landfill buffer, it was seen as a really prudent and strategic acquisition to make sure the landfill continues to function for plus or minus 75 years, unimpeded by residential issues,” Johannes Saufferer, director of strategic investments for the Metropolis of Kelowna stated.

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The $11.9 million the town has paid is effectively above the assessed worth of the properties, however the metropolis says it in contrast gross sales of comparable sized parcels with comparable zoning to provide you with a good worth.

The land was bought with landfill reserves, so taxes gained’t be impacted.

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