What's Happening at the Mill Site?

Over the past two years, Tolko has been engaged in the safe and orderly decommissioning work for the Kelowna Mill Site and, more recently, we have joined in preliminary discussions with the City of Kelowna regarding redevelopment of the property and the opportunity to work with the community to create the vision and plan that will guide that process.

The City of Kelowna is launching a public process for the North End Plan. At the same time, the Mill Site Planning Team is undertaking a separate community planning process to create the Mill Site Redevelopment Plan. This process will be integrated with the community’s vision and aspirations for the North End.  

As the planning process advances, we will be continuing with the site decommissioning and assessment work that has been underway for the past year. This work is expected to be completed in 2022.



Site Map

  • Phase 1: Background and context

    We are identifying site conditions, history, issues and opportunities through technical analysis.

  • We are here

    Phase 2: Visioning

     With input from the community, we will establish an overall vision for the Mill Site, along with objectives to guide Mill Site Area Redevelopment Plan

  • Mid-Late 2022

    Phase 3: Concept Plan

    We will prepare concept plan(s) that provide high-level direction for potential land use and housing, parks and public spaces, recreational and cultural facilities, and transportation and utility scenarios in support of the Vision & Objectives for the Plan Area.  Multiple concept options will be developed and refined into one preferred scenario in consultation with the community.

  • 2022-2023

    Phase 4: Draft Plan

    We will seek input on the draft Area Redevelopment Plan prior to drafting the final plan.

  • 2023

    Phase 5: Final Plan

    We will present the final plan.

Get Involved

Redevelopment of the Kelowna Mill Site area presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transition a large, industrial property to a new, master-planned, destination waterfront neighbourhood adjacent to the downtown core.  

We understand the community is excited about the opportunities that will accompany redevelopment of the Mill Site and we value the imagination and creativity that the community will contribute to crafting a vision for this new neighbourhood. We are at the visioning stage of the Mill Site Area Redevelopment Plan and we are looking for community input to inspire the vision and objectives for the conceptual design of the site. 

Stay tuned, there will be many opportunities to engage throughout the Mill Site Area Redevelopment Plan process. 


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North End Neighbourhood Plan

The North End Neighbourhood Planning and the Mill Site Area Redevelopment Planning are distinct processes with similar timelines - with the City's North End process taking the lead.  The two planning processes will align through information sharing and overlapping community input opportunities.  On completion, the Mill Site Area Redevelopment Plan will integrate the vision, objectives and policy direction created through the North End Neighbourhood Plan process.

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From the very beginning, this project has been about community. An opportunity to connect our community, to serve our community, and to include our community.

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