August 15, 2016 - 8:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - A hotel project in southwest Kamloops is being dropped for now.
The developer behind a hotel project at 1775 Versatile Dr., near Cascades Casino, is stepping back from the project. An 8-year-old bylaw amendment is up for cancellation at tomorrow’s, Aug. 16, council meeting at the request of the developer, Northlands Properties, which owns the Sandman hotel chain.
The developer applied for a zoning variance in January 2008 for the project and got most of the way through the process, according to a report from city administration.
However, before final approval traffic improvements and office space issues had to be addressed. The Sandman hotel downtown was completed in 2014 and according to the report, the developer has indicated they don’t want to build a third hotel right now.
The application submitted to the city in 2008 showed a 213-room hotel with a restaurant, banquet facility and retail space was planned.
If the developers wish to do something with the property in the future, new permits would be required, according to the report.
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