Revelstoke’s Stoke Hotel is about to undergo a unique facelift. The hotel’s owners are planning to build a triangular-shaped addition that includes a second storey patio and a front entrance portico. A portico is a structure that consists of a roof supported by columns and is typically attached as a porch to a building.
A report to council notes the proposed addition mimics the character of the existing building and will include exposed timber beams. The report said the structure provides an architectural feature and that architectural improvements and renovations along the city’s scenic corridor development permit area are encouraged.
Revelstoke City Council gave approval for a development variance needed to complete the addition at its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 22. The development variance permit allows for reducing the minimum front yard set back from 6 metres to 0.5 metres.