Charlottetown council takes proposed D.P. Murphy hotel to public meeting

Published on February 16, 2017

Meeting room of Hampton Inn & Suites in Moncton. DP Murphy Inc. owns the Moncton property.

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Charlottetown city council has agreed to take a proposed six-storey hotel on Capital Drive to a public meeting.

The request was approved at council’s meeting on Tuesday to proceed to the public consultation phase for a site specific amendment to the highway commercial zone as it pertains to the property.

The meeting date will be announced by the mayor’s office.

Site specific amendment means any change in the zoning and development bylaw only pertains to that specific property, not the surrounding area.

D.P. Murphy Hotels and Resorts proposes to construct a six-storey Hampton Inn.

The company has an as-of-right to build four storeys but needs approval to go with an extra two floors.

The overall parcel of land is about seven acres and is bounded to the north by Capital Drive, Maypoint Road to the west, C-2 zoned land to the east, R-3 zoned multi-unit dwellings and R-1 zoning to the south.

The proposed hotel would have 25 rooms per floor and would be situated on about 4.5 acres to be subdivided out of the main parcel.