May 23, 2015


Latest News

Waterfront Drive hotel gets go-ahead from appeal committee

WINNIPEG - Downtown residents and heritage advocates have lost their bid to stop the development of a boutique hotel on Waterfront Drive.

In July, the city council's downtown, heritage and riverbank committee voted unanimously to allow Sunstone Boutique Hotels to build a 67-room inn at the long-vacant Alexander Docks site and convert the adjacent Harbourmaster Building to a 100-seat restaurant.

Waterfront Drive at the Alexander Docks, where Sunstone Boutique Hotels will be building a hotel and restaurant.

TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Waterfront Drive at the Alexander Docks, where Sunstone Boutique Hotels will be building a hotel and restaurant. Photo Store

This morning, condo dwellers told council's appeal committee that the proposed hotel would block their river view, and that the city should preserve existing downtown greenspace.

Heritage advocates said the plot of land is linked to the 1919 General Strike and Scottish history.

After several hours, Couns. Ross Eadie (Mynarski) and Harvey Smith (Daniel McIntyre) voted in support of the residents and advocates. Couns. Paula Havixbeck (Charleswood-Tuxedo) and Thomas Steen (Elmwood) voted against.

The tie vote means the appeal is lost and the proposed hotel development can go ahead.

Jen.skerritt@freepress.mb.ca

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 22 10:40 pm

WFP reporter wins national award wfp.to/RTT

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 22 8:34 pm

Pork prices still soaring wfp.to/RT8

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 22 8:02 pm

Bodybuilders beware: supplements a 'Wild West' wfp.to/RTv

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 22 7:12 pm

Blue Bombers beef up D-line, add Kheeston Randall wfp.to/RTL

Ed Tait | @WFPEdTait

May 22 6:58 pm

#Bombers add import DL Kheeston Randall (6-5, 310 Texas). Drafted in 7th rd in 2012 by Miami. Appeared in 12G. Had stints w Minn/Cinn

Scroll down to load more

Top