Council approves new downtown hotel

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The City of St. John’s has approved in principle another new downtown hotel.
Council gave conditional approval to Dynamic Engineering to develop a boutique hotel consisting of two four-storey buildings, with a total of 148 units, at 8-18 Water St.

St. John's city council has approved two buildings on this property at the corner of Water Street and Temperance Street. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

The proposed application will have underground parking for 38 vehicles and four exterior parking spaces.

“That’s at the bottom of Temperance Street, where at one point, I do believe, we approved a condo development and it did not go ahead, so they’re going ahead with the boutique (hotel),” said Coun. Tom Hann, chairman of the city’s planning and development committee.

Geographic location: Temperance Street

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  • Lifelong resident
    May 07, 2014 - 17:07

    Let's conplete the gentrification of the real Eastend! Thanks for destroying the locals view of the harbour! Money talks.

  • Vacant Lots
    May 06, 2014 - 08:54

    If the construction goes ahead, great! Take a good look at that photo. It is a perfect example of the many vacant lots you see around the city's downtown-centre area. They are always filled with broken glass, rusted pieces of whatever, and someone always has a car with a "for sale" sign parked there. You don't see that in the downtown of other Canadian cities the size of St. John's. It looks ugly, it encourages vandalism and other crime, and it hurts business activites. If the city and its people do not want to do a better job of keeping the place looking good, then I'm glad the city will replace this eye-sore with something usable, and who knows, maybe even attractive. By the way, hats off to the photographer, Keith Gosse, for snapping a great shot. The rusty rail is a nice touch.

  • Jon
    May 06, 2014 - 07:09

    Don't worry people, like 90% of all other approved proposals in this city, there will probably never even be a footing poured.