1634 and 1748 Capilano Road (Comfort Inn / Best Western)
Musson Cattell Mackay Partnership Architects has submitted a detailed application to redevelop this property.
The application as submitted proposes:
- 275 owned (condominium) units in a 24-storey building
- 24 market rental units in a three-storey building
- 170 hotel rooms in a 10-storey building
It includes parking for 525 vehicles.
Current status and progress updates
June 22, 2017 — Public information meeting
The applicant is hosting a public information meeting, which is required as part of the application process. This is an opportunity for area residents to ask questions and share their thoughts.
January-June, 2017 — Application temporarily paused
The application was placed on hold at the applicant's request, while the team worked to resolve some engineering issues. While some issues are still being explored, the applicant is ready to proceed with the application process.
December 22, 2016 — Detailed application received
Staff have received the detailed application, and are currently reviewing it.
Additional proposal details, including site plan and overview
The development site is located on the east side of Capilano Road in the Curling Road area. The site currently consists of two motels dating from the 1950s.
Current land use designation
The Official Community Plan (OCP) designates this site as Commercial Residential Mixed Use Level 1. The Lower Capilano Marine Village Implementation Plan designates the site for additional density if hotel use is maintained.
If this project proceeds, it will require rezoning and an OCP amendment. It will also require a development permit for:
- Form and character of commercial, industrial, and multi-family development
- Energy and water conservation and greenhouse gas emission reductions
The floor space ratio (FSR) is 3.85.
There is approximately 13,472 m2 (145,071 sq. ft.) of hotel space, which includes restaurant and cafe space associated with hotel use, plus some additional retail along Capilano Road.
If approved, this project would widen Capilano Road and McGuire Avenue, and extend Curling Road through from Capilano Road east to McGuire Avenue.
It would also included widened sidewalks, boulevards, and plaza spaces.