The Revelstoke Crossing development plan presented to Revelstoke city council on Jan. 10. This '8-lot' plan would be a phased development and could start construction within months.

4-hotel, 4-restaurant Revelstoke Crossing development could start in months

The long-planned Revelstoke Crossing development could get underway this year, Revelstoke city council heard at their Jan. 10 meeting.

The long-planned Revelstoke Crossing development could get underway this year, Revelstoke city council heard at their Jan. 10 meeting.

City planning director John Guenther provided an update on the project at council’s first regular meeting of 2012.

He said if all goes well, final planning work could be done in three months, meaning summer construction was possible. “They’re really anxious to get going,” Guenther said of the developers.

Guenther said there were two existing plans on the table. One is a four-lot plan, the other an eight-lot plan. They differ in the layout of the restaurants and roads within the large plot. City administrator Tim Palmer said his preference was for the eight-lot plan.

Both plans show four approximately 100-room hotels, about three fast food restaurants and one sit-down restaurant. The main entrance would be at the intersection of Highway 23 North and the Trans-Canada Highway.

Big Bend Development Corp. received approval for the project through rezoning in 2005. Guenther told council that the delay had been caused by a number of factors, including environmental approvals due to contaminated soil. Provincial approval for highway access has also been an issue.

The lot is in a comprehensive development zone, which basically means the developer is allowed more flexibility in developing the parcel, but allows the city planning department more say in decisions and approvals. The lot is bounded by the CP Rail Line, the Trans-Canada Highway and the building that houses the Subway restaurant.

CAO Tim Palmer told council it would likely be a phased development, saying the developer had a “potential” hotel client to get started with the first phase.

On a conceptual plan distributed to council, one hotel was listed at 90 rooms, two had 120 rooms and one had 150 rooms.

Mayor David Raven excused himself from the discussion “because of the perception that there may be conflict,” he said. During his bid for mayor in 2008, Raven received campaign contributions from Steve Platt, a key developer behind the project.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Interior Health reports three additional COVID-19 cases in region

The number of cases in the region since the beginning of the pandemic are now at 492

COVID-19 minimizes Okanagan Regional Library budget increase

Library adapts to pandemic fiscal disruptions

Interior Health continues to tackle COVID-19

IH president Susan Brown says don’t become complacent about pandemic

Conservative opposition critic tours through Kootenay riding on listening tour

Pierre Poilievre, the Tory finance critic, gathering local feedback on pandemic supports, recovery issues

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Reward offered for return of Okanagan puppy

An 11-week-old boxer-mastiff cross pup was allegedly taken from its Kelowna Friday, Sept. 18

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Stranger in truck grabs boy walking home from school in Kelowna

The 11-year-old boy escaped the incident, RCMP are investigating

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

‘This is a very difficult sentencing’; Judge delays Okanagan manslaughter trial to next week

The courts heard Friday that Bourque “did not intend to cause harm” but that her actions were “reckless”

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Most Read