The High quality Inn in north Pink Deer is the most recent trying to get to convert some lodge rooms into apartments.
Red Deer city council gave preliminary acceptance on Monday to a rezoning of 7150-50th Ave. to accommodate long run household takes advantage of on the website.
The web site now options a 114-space hotel. Entrepreneurs want to convert some or all of the resort rooms into multi-loved ones fashion dwelling units, which are permitted use inside the C-5 district. The land is now zoned C-4 for primarily commercial works by using.
A report to council from senior planner Christi Fidek states the new mixed-use household zoning would be appropriate with surrounding utilizes, promoted more variety in this spot and aligns with town policies.
4 neighbours expressed worries about the proposed High quality Inn conversion. Fidek’s report shows these ended up connected to the proposed re-development.
Elevated site visitors and noise had been cited — as effectively as fears about reduced residence values and safety issues about maybe acquiring small cash flow or sponsored housing in the space.
Fidek responded that an apartment would make a lot less targeted traffic than a lodge and that there’s no proof residence values would lessen. Council was advised zoning does not think about socio-economic position, or what type of housing progress goes up. If protection fears come up they can be tackled by means of bylaws and policing.
“Housing in this area would be properly served by neighbouring firms and amenities,” states her report to council.
Bordering properties are a blend of commercial and residential uses: a company station, automobile dealerships and a dental office are in strolling distance, though reduced-density residences are to the west in the Normandeau neighbourhood
A 30.5m huge general public utility organic location operates among the hotel internet site and the neighbouring residences and will help in the transition from proposed large-density housing to lessen density housing, states the report to council.
The proposed conversion of the three-storey Excellent Inn (previously North Hill Inn) is one particular of several in Red Deer. In 2021 the Vacation Inn together 50 Avenue was rezoned to accommodate potential residential employs.
Its neighbour, the Travelodge, has a website exception to allow for for some of the rooms to be converted into dwelling models — although no enhancement allow has however been used for.
Also, the Baymont Inn in the downtown and the Sandman Hotel together 50 Avenue have converted a part of their resorts to household models.
A community hearing on this most up-to-date site rezoning will be held on Tuesday, May possibly 24.
Red Deer Metropolis Council