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Housing Policy Updates

Public Engagement Begins

Housing affordability and availability is a top concern locally, provincially and federally these days. In Penticton, we are working to address the housing needs by updating the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw.


City Council created a 13-member Housing Task Force in 2023 to review the OCP and propose updates based on recent data and public engagement. The Housing Task Force provided 18 recommendations to Council in December 2023 to support the development of more homes for a range of residents in the community.

Meanwhile, the Province has passed a number of legislation changes in December 2023 and set deadlines on cities like Penticton to allow for more homes to be built per lot, and more homes to be built near transit.

Next steps:

City staff have now drafted updates to the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw to implement the Housing Task Force recommendations and Provincial requirements, and it’s time for the community to review the changes and provide feedback.

We are leading a public engagement period from March 4 to April 14.

You can review all the information related to the proposed OCP and Zoning Bylaw housing updates at Shape Your City Penticton and ask questions, leave a comment, and submit a feedback form there.

Shape Your City

We are also hosting the following Open Houses across Penticton to discuss the proposed changes with the community. These events are shown below:





Saturday, March 9

Penticton Trade & Convention Centre

9 am to 2 pm

Tuesday, March 12

Penticton Secondary School

5 pm to 7 pm

Thursday, March 14

Parkway Elementary School

5 pm to 7 pm

Wednesday, March 20

Penticton Trade & Convention Centre

4 pm to 7 pm

Thursday, March 21

Okanagan College

1 pm to 3 pm

Wednesday, April 3

Cannery Trade Centre

2 pm to 4 pm

Wednesday, April 3

Uplands Elementary School

6 pm to 8 pm

Saturday, April 6

Senior’s Drop-In Centre

10 am to 12 pm

Monday, April 8

Columbia Elementary

6 pm to 8 pm

Thursday, April 11

Wiltse Elementary

5 pm to 7 pm


Please contact Steven Collyer, Manager of Housing & Policy Initiatives, with any questions.



Recently Approved Housing Developments

In February 2024, Council approved several housing developments in Penticton for a total of 67 new homes which we anticipate will be under construction soon.

286 Rigsby Street

5-storey, 48-unit apartment building

200 Abbott Street

4-unit townhouse

172 Green Avenue W.

5-unit development (one duplex and one triplex)

275 Kinney Avenue

4-unit development (two side-by-side duplexes)

460 Conklin Ave.

6-unit development (two triplexes)

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