More downtown housing could be on the way with plans for six-storey building in Kamloops

This downtown parking lot could become a six-storey mixed use building.

KAMLOOPS -  A new housing project is in the works and it could bring another 44 residential units to Downtown Kamloops.

The owners of the Double Tree Hotel are looking to develop the lot next to their hotel at Third Avenue and St. Paul Street, creating a six storey mixed use building.

Kamloops development manager Rod Martin says the city has received a development permit application for a commercial and residential building at 301 St. Paul St.

The application includes plans to move the liquor store already located on part of the property to the new building. The rest of the main floor will be open for commercial use, while the upper five floors will be residential with 24 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom units. There’s also plans for two storeys of underground parking.

In addition to the liquor store, the land currently houses a parking lot owned by the hotel owners and run by Impark.

Martin expects the application to be in front of council around the end of July.

“We try to get development permit applications before council in four to six weeks,” he says.

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