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Proposed hotel looking for Vernon council approval

An artist's rendition of a six-storey hotel proposed for Anderson Way in Vernon.
Image Credit: City of Vernon
January 04, 2019 - 3:50 PM

VERNON - A new building could become part of the Vernon skyline in the near future if a motion passes at council next week.

A Development Variance Permit Application is scheduled to be voted on at Vernon City Council on Jan. 7. If approved, it will allow for the construction of a six-storey hotel at 5350 Anderson Way.

According to the council agenda, the application requires two zoning bylaw variances to begin construction. Administration is advising council to approve of both requests.

Zoning Bylaw 5000 requires building's to have a minimum of four on-site loading zones. The hotel developer is only planning to build two loading zones (one for the hotel and one for an adjacent restaurant). The developer plans to coordinate loading schedules so the two zones do not conflict.

The applicant is also asking to reduce the required front yard buffer space from three meters to 2.29. The agenda outlined that the three meter buffer would eliminate 19 parking spaces. The agenda also detailed that the developer's landscaping plan (which includes trees and ornamental grasses) would compensate for the reduced buffer zone.

Full details of the application can be found on page 36 of the council agenda.

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