1634 and 1748 Capilano Road (Comfort Inn / Best Western)

Rendering of proposed development at 1634 and 1748 Capilano RoadMusson 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

Current status

January 25, 2017 — Application temporarily paused

The applicant is working with staff to resolve some engineering issues. They will move forward with their application — which will include scheduling a public information meeting — as soon as the outstanding issue has been resolved.


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

Site 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.

Additional requirements

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

Proposed size

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.

Access improvements

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.

Photos, drawings, renderings, documents

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