The bylaw amendment for a 40-unit hotel at the current Sand Pebbles Inn location was unanimously adopted at the Dec. 11 Town of Qualicum Beach council meeting. The project was also issued a development permit. — NEWS File photo

Qualicum Beach waterfront hotel issued development permit

Forty-unit hotel to be built at site of current Sand Pebbles Inn

The Sand Pebbles Inn and its surrounding property will be getting revamped.

The bylaw amendment to allow a 40-unit hotel at the site of the current Sand Pebbles Inn, located at 2751-2767 Island Highway W., was adopted at the Dec. 11 Town of Qualicum Beach council meeting. Council also unanimously approved a development permit for the project.

The project for the Sand Pebbles Inn first came to town council Jan. 16.

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The zoning amendment asked for a 40-unit hotel, which is five units more that what the current zoning allows. It would include two floors of rooms with an additional partial lower floor and a parking level that is approximately one-half storey below the grade of the street. The hotel currently has 21 units.

At the Jan. 16 meeting, council also made adoption of the zoning amendment contingent on a statutory right-of-way securing the public access route along the waterfront side of the proposed development, and an execution of a works and services agreement to ensure the completion of a pedestrian walkway proposed along Highway 19A.

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The Dec. 11 agenda stated the form and character covenant has been registered, the works and services agreement has been signed and the statutory right-of-way for the waterfront walkway has been registered.

The hotel is being designed by Studio Senbel Architecture. The new Comprehensive Development Zone 11 would allow for a café, a neighbourhood pub, a recreation facility and a restaurant.

Studio Senbel Architecture, according to its website, has completed projects in Vancouver and throughout B.C. and has worked on designs for a destination recreation resort island in Kuwait.

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