Kokanee Springs Resort McElhanney undertakes an extensive site suitability assessment at the Kokanee Springs Resort, Kootenay Lake, British Columbia.Kokanee Springs Resort Kootenay Lake, British Columbia2006

Kokanee Springs is nestled between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains on the shores of Kootenay Lake, British Columbia. McElhanney lead the project, and with a multidisciplinary team of consultants, undertook an extensive site suitability assessment in order to minimize the impact of development and maximize the site’s natural characteristics. The Kokanee Springs Master Plan is based on sound and sensitive planning principles that endeavor to protect local and regional ecological systems, enhance local and regional economic growth, and promote the well-being of the environment and its inhabitants. The Plan identifies existing land to be conserved and illustrates optimal land to be developed. It integrates a variety of housing types, a golf resort center and a waterfront resort center with a network of multi-use trails, community green spaces and environmental reserves.