Posted by Leigh Hewer on Sep 22, 2020
Donna Irving introduced, from the City of Vernon, Kim Flick, Director of Community Infrastructures and Erik Mustonen, Park Planner. We met at a yet undeveloped lot toward the south end of Lakeshore Road. Kim and Erik explained what the City of Vernon's general long term plans are for area development over the next 5-40 years. The current vision includes increased parks, a possible lake front board walk from Paddelwheel Park to Lakeshore Road along with commercial and residential development. The eventual real estate development may include retail and service businesses at street level with residential above with view to creating a vibrant residential and tourist water front area for Vernon. They spoke about a new development being built across the road and the need for real estate acquisition over time as properties become available as well as the parking challenges that will need to be addressed going forward. We walked down to the newly completed beautiful Lakeshore Park where we learned about the park and in addition both the short and long term plans, potential opportunities and challenges in the area.