Revelstoke could soon see another hotel along the Trans-Canada Highway. In early June, the city’s Advisory Planning Commission (APC) reviewed a development permit application for form and character of a proposed Holiday Inn.
According to a report from the city’s planning department, the property, which is located at 1859 Trans-Canada Highway, is in the Highway Commercial zoning district. The report notes the property “does not fall within any identified hazard areas that would inhibit future development.” The planning department sought to have the Advisory Planning Commission review the proposed hotel for compatibility “within the Scenic Corridor area of the city.”
The proposed building is four storeys with a lift/machine room rising above the fourth storey. The building would be situated to the northeast, away from the Highway and Laforme Boulevard.
The proposed building includes 56 accommodation units, a workout room, business centre, and a breakfast room for hotel guests. Materials proposed for the building include a black veneer (black glazed brick) facade, arctic white and pearl grey hardie panel facade, metal flashing, dark knotty pine wood panel siding and metal awnings. Extensive onsite landscaping and plans for three electric-vehicle charging stations are also included as part of the proposal.
In its report, the planning department said two loading stalls are required, but submitted drawings from the proponent only show one loading stall. According to the report, staff are “currently working with the applicant to determine if the land can accommodate another loading stall, or, if a variance to reduce the number of required loading stalls from two to one will be submitted.” The application includes 60 parking spaces, of which three are the aforementioned electric vehicle charging stations.
Recommendations from the APC are provided to Revelstoke City Council for review. Reports before the APC generally provide limited information about the project related to the commission’s role, and the APC reports are often the first public unveiling of significant development projects making their way through city processes.