Squamish council will decide today on giving a development permit to a 48-room micro hotel with a restaurant on the ground floor in Downtown Squamish.
The micro hotel will be located at 37773 Cleveland Avenue, south of Vancouver Street.
The lot is currently used for storage and has been customized for the proposed micro hotel.
According to a staff report to council, the hotel is taking advantage of a height bonus in the bylaw to provide a shared rooftop amenity space.
Parking access will be from the lane between Cleveland and Second Avenue, and a stacked parking lift is being proposed for the hotel.
The lift would accommodate 16 parking stalls, with eight parking stalls stacked on top of each other.
The project will meet the District’s STEP Code energy requirements for wood frame commercial buildings.
“The proponent has also committed to using a geothermal system to heat and cool the building, as well as LED lighting,” the report notes.
Water usage will be highly regulated by low flow fixtures and heat recovery systems in all the drains, it adds.
The development is located in the ‘Downtown South’ development area, where district encourages eclectic, funky and creative building forms.