Variances approved for Creston hotel project

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  • Mar. 10, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Creston town council made several decisions at Tuesday’s regular meeting that move the reality of a new hotel and conference centre one step closer.

Mary Angus, representing AB-BC Recreation and Resources Ltd., requested a variance that allows the peak of the proposed development to extend about a metre higher than current zoning bylaws allow. No dissenting responses were received from neighbouring residents.

That request, along with another that would allow construction to take place on Sundays, was approved.

Council cited several recent construction projects, including Home Hardware Building Centre, as precedents for allowing work to take place on Sundays.

Council also approved a development permit for the project after receiving a report that the Ministry of Trans-portation, Agricultural Land Commission and Regional District of Central Kootenay had raised no objections to the plan.

Angus said a completion date in November of this year has been targeted for what will be a Ramada Inn, which will include conference facilities and a restaurant.

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