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Public meeting next week on hotel proposal in Carbonear

["Crocker's Cove Point is one of the few properties in Carbonear zoned for conservation."]
["Crocker's Cove Point is one of the few properties in Carbonear zoned for conservation."]

CARBONEAR, NL — Residents will have their say next week on potential changes to Carbonear's municipal plan and development regulations that, if enacted, would allow for construction of a hotel at Crocker's Cove Point.

The public meeting will take place Wednesday, July 5 at the Conception Bay Regional Community Centre, starting at 7 p.m.

Coun. David Kennedy indicated at the June 19 council meeting they were just about in a position to schedule a public meeting to discuss the amendments. One would rezone a 2.97-hectare area from conservation to residential medium density. The other would include hotels as a permissible use for land zoned residential medium density.

Kennedy said the developer for the proposed hotel met with the town the previous Thursday. It was found "there was enough information to present to the community," he said. That information will likely include a concept drawing of the structure.

The proposed hotel will contain approximately 45-50 rooms. No information has been shared publically about the building's footprint or its design.

Reaction to the proposal so far has been mixed. Many people have indicated the hotel would be great for the town's economy and serve as a new attraction for Carbonear.

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Others have expressed concerns about traffic and pedestrian safety for the area, which is entirely residential. Several people who wrote the town highlighted the natural beauty of the point and its attractiveness to hikers, bird enthusiasts and berry pickers.

editor@cbncompass.ca

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