Boston Pizza, Dairy Queen, other retail proposed for Trans-Canada Highway

Plans for a Dairy Queen, a Boston Pizza and two other retail shops on the Trans-Canada Highway

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A rendering of a Dairy Queen restaurant and two other yet named retail spaces proposed for the Trans-Canada Highway. Photo: City of Revelstoke image

Developers are planning to build two new buildings in the undeveloped area near the Ramada Hotel on the Trans-Canada Highway in Revelstoke.

The plans call for a 156-seat, 5,554-square-foot Boston Pizza, and in a separate 5,000-square-foot building, a Dairy Queen restaurant and two other retail store fronts whose tenants have yet to be defined.

A rendering of a Boston Pizza restaurant proposed for the Trans-Canada Highway. Photo: City of Revelstoke image

The proposal will enter the public process at a June 12 city Advisory Planning Commission (APC) meeting. That committee comments on matters such as form and character of buildings, then forwards its recommendations to city council.

A city report notes the large property that includes the Ramada Hotel is being subdivided into two separate properties. Once complete, one property will contain the Ramada and one restaurant, the other property will contain a six-storey Marriott Fairfield hotel, for which a development permit has already been approved, and the second restaurant building.

The Boston Pizza will be a pre-cast concrete building.

The developer will need a number of variances to see the chain pizza restaurant through as proposed, including a variance that would allow signage on all sides of the building, and a reduction of required 64 parking stalls to 25 stalls. A staff report notes the restaurant could share parking with the nearby hotel.

The Dairy Queen would also be a pre-cast concrete building. It would also require a variance to allow signage on all sides of the building.

The city’s APC will review the proposal on June 12 and then provide comments and recommendations. After that, the development proposal will proceed to city council at an undefined point in the future.

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