At Castlegar City Council meeting on April 2, councillors approved the closing off of and sale of a portion of Wood Street to the property owner of 330 Columbia Avenue.
The new property owners of the Marlane Hotel have indicated that their ultimate goal (2-3 year plan) is to renovate the upper floor into 4-5 apartments, keep the remainder as hotel units and turn the main floor into a restaurant and beer making facility for consumption on site.
“What they needed was three more parking stalls to meet the requirements,” said councillor Kevin Chernoff. “They had to amend their zoning. We had some land that was adjacent to it that we weren’t using that we can’t see any other use for it other than parking. This is the lots in the side alley not the main street.”