Sylvan Lake hotel approved to become residential apartments

The application for the Lakeshore Drive building was approved by Town Council at the June 22 meeting

  • Jun. 24, 2020 1:30 p.m.

A hotel on Sylvan Lake’s Lakeshore Drive will be converted to apartments.

Town council approved the application to turn the existing 28-unit hotel into a 16-unit apartment building this week.

Within the water’s edge area of the town’s Sustainable Waterfront Area Redevelopment Plan, the goal is to “offer a variety of recreational opportunities, open spaces and economic development and tourism,” says Ken Kalirai, Sylvan Lake’s director of planning and development.

Kalirai added the application fits in with the area development plan.

In order to assess the application, he said, multiple facets needed to be covered, including the availability of parking.

“Basically, now it gives the green light for the applicant to press on with the development,” said Kalirai.

The applicant also needs to apply for a building permit before construction can begin to transform the hotel into apartments.

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