Hotel exterior

Details presented on four-storey hotel

Proponents of the proposed four-storey Coast Hotel at Main and King Streets were in Smithers Sunday night to give a more detailed look.

Proponents of the proposed four-storey Coast Hotel at Main and King Streets were in Smithers Sunday night to give council and curious Boston Pizza customers a more detailed look at what it would look like inside and out. They hope to have it built by Labour Day next year.

Amenities include a two-storey waterslide, pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a conference room, bike and ski tune-up shop and storage, bike wash station, fitness room, and a large lobby that serves breakfast.

The 11,775 square-foot, four storey building would also house 83 rooms for visitors, and be surrounded by 83 parking spots on a 60,694 square-foot footprint behind the Boston Pizza.

There would be two entrance/exits each on Main and King. A traffic circle would be built at the intersection of Main at King, and the small section of Ninth Avenue between the streets would become part of the parking lot. The small triangle piece of land east of Ninth would also be used as part of the development.

Smithers council passed first and second readings in July of a variance to allow the hotel to be four storeys, which is not allowed under Town bylaws.

The bylaw variance still has to go through a public hearing after the traffic and visual impact studies are handed in. There was a change from the original layout that moved the footprint of the building to accommodate residents living nearby and not block their view of Hudson Bay Mountain.

 

Full story in the Nov. 4 edition of The Interior News.

 

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