Kelowna Council grants U-Eight final approval

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Last phase of Mission Group’s University District development to begin sales next week

Kelowna, BC – Today, Mission Group confirms that U-Eight has received its final approval from Kelowna City Council and will go to sale next week. U-Eight is the last building in Mission Group’s successful series of condominiums in Kelowna’s University District. U-Seven and U-Six both sold out in a weekend.

The U-Series of buildings are designed with the student in mind by award-winning local architectural firm Meiklejohn Architects. All phases of the development provide a “campus modern” feel with comfortable, open-plan living spaces. Each building offers studio, one, two and three bedroom homes.

“The University District project was based on a strong demand for housing within walking distance to UBCO.” said Randy Shier, president, Mission Group “Since the launch of U-One in 2014, UBCO’s enrollment has continued to grow and U-Eight is a great opportunity to own in the University District.”

The University of British Colombia’s Okanagan Campus (UBCO)  has nearly tripled its enrolment since 2005 and reached 9,945 students this year. The University currently provides 1,676 beds, which is augmented by an additional 1,800 beds built by private developers.

Photo Caption: Aerial View of Mission Group’s University District Development and UBCO
Photo Credit: Submitted by Mission Group

Shier continues, “Throughout the lifecycle of the University District development, buyers have recognized the demand for student housing and have found value in the reasonable cost of purchase and above average monthly rental rates”

Some Mission Group homeowners at U-Five have rented out their homes since day one.

“At $2,000 per month, my suite was rented within a week of listing,” said U-Five homeowner Mr. Moe Sidhu.

According to Royal Lepage’s Q4 2018 Housing report, the median price of a condo in Kelowna is $421,512 compared to $383,094 in Q4 2017. Vancouver’s median condo price is currently $792,321.

U-Eight will offer a selection of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom homes. Studios are expected to start from the low $200’s, one-bedroom homes from the mid $200’s, two-bedrooms from the mid $300’s, and three-bedrooms from the mid $400’s. Built with students in mind, U-Eight features thoughtful layouts and floorplans that maximize space and revenue. Each home comes with a full kitchen, in-suite laundry, and every bedroom has its own bathroom.

Construction on U-Eight is projected to start in Spring 2019 with completion by the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester. It features 90 homes.

Interested parties should register at to receive more information as soon as it becomes available.

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About Mission Group

Headquartered in Kelowna, Mission Group specializes in residential and commercial real estate development and construction. Each Mission Group community is given careful thought and consideration long before construction begins. Their goal to create and nurture homeowner relationships, as well as their modern and well-built designs has earned them numerous industry awards over the years. These include the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Tommie Gold Awards for Excellence in Creating a Low-Rise Multi-Family Development (2016), Excellence in Semi-Detached or Town-Home Development (2016), Built Green B.C. Builder/Renovator of the Year for Winsome Hill in 2012 and Multi-Family Builder of the Year (2014).