New Monaco Enterprise Corporation is delighted and humbled to receive the prestigious Award for Planning Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners, Canada’s top award for exceptional planning.

The award ceremony honoured New Monaco for Rural Town planning for its namesake project New Monaco, an Okanagan Valley community that aims to be a world pioneer in creating sustainable living to fit the “live, work and learn” model of community development.

Scheduled to break ground in 2021, New Monaco will be a master-planned, mixed-use sustainable community in Peachland in the Greater Kelowna Region.

Centred on a walkable retail village integrated with housing for about 5,000 residents, New Monaco’s 125-acre project includes an office commercial district anchored by a comprehensive wellness, learning, and technology hub.

“I truly believe New Monaco will create a 21st-century vision of sustainable living,” says Mark Holland, VP of Development.

The Canadian Institute of Planners annual Awards for Planning Excellence “honours planning projects judged on their excellence, innovation, impact on the profession, implementation potential, and overall presentation,” the Institute notes. “We’ve received an overwhelming number of entries this year, 66 in all from across the country. All of these projects are deserving of recognition for their excellence in planning work, their contribution to the profession, and for showing particular strength in the category under which they won their award.”