The Exchange’s transitional context between the Downtown Urban Centre and the North End of Kelowna makes it unique. It celebrates this by embracing its industrial history and context while integrating modern mixed use buildings. Businesses have a unique opportunity to highlight their company and put down roots in an office/retail development that doesn’t blend in with the competition.
Rediscover the North End
The Kelowna Growers Exchange (KGE) was established in 1913 in Kelowna’s North End. Their objective was simple – support the growing, buying and selling of local agriculture products. In truth, however, this bustling hive was about so much more than just packing and selling fruit.
The KGE was about the meeting of like-minded individuals who shared a passion for local, authentic, and an appreciation for everything the Okanagan Valley had to offer.
These values align with the vision behind The Exchange.
The North End of Downtown Kelowna is currently being revitalized. Faction Projects Inc. believes that The Exchange is extremely well located and primed to capitalize on the renaissance taking place in this neighbourhood. The Exchange is attracting a new batch of businesses and professionals who share a passion for local and the desire to be located in a genuine and amenity rich commercial community.
Leasing at The Exchange
The Exchange is located between Knox Mountain and the downtown core in the transitioning North End. It is a diverse development in a location where the community chooses to spend their free time and where office workers engage with their surroundings. The mixed use mass timber buildings offer a unique opportunity to leverage the rich history of the area through the inclusion of attractive and contextually sensitive buildings that exceed today’s performance standards and ideals.
The modern consumer has an unquenchable thirst for a meaningful and authentic experience. In an age of online shopping and the decline of the big box store, successful retail needs to be revolutionary and that means giving people what they didn’t even know they wanted. Today’s consumer is looking for more than just a cup of coffee. They want to experience community, artisanal process and a sense of belonging. At The Exchange, consumers will walk through an active collection of unique retail oriented businesses that have a vested interest in building their community.