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An artist’s rendering of the new project approved for the Summerland waterfront.

After a first-look at newer detailed drawings for a mixed-use residential and commercial building planned for the old Summerland Cannery site, councillors voted Monday for construction to begin.

Plans for two six-storey buildings and a rear three-storey building with commercial space at 13415 Lakeshore Dr. S., showed more details including exterior colours, details on moving a public walking trail away from the water and parking structures.

The plans before council also included a materials board, which planning manager David Pady said represented the expected exterior finishing.

“On site, it’s a mix of concrete finishing with lava rocks,” he explained. “It kind of creates a visual texture.”

The pedestrian trail, he added, would be “consistent” with the buildings’ finishing work.

Mayor Toni Boot applauded the list of plant species also included in the detailed package, saying she was happy to see the chosen greenery is all native to the Okanagan and requires little water.

The two six-storey towers feature 12 condominiums in both, and individual swimming pools on the decks. The condos range from 1650 to 2500 square feet.

The rear building features street-level commercial space and as many as 30 resort-style condos above.

Council approved the required development permit and official community plan amendment unanimously.

The detailed presentation was spurred by a request for more information following the initial unveiling to council in March.