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Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: September 26, 2022

Sidney, BC.;

Council provides recommendations to Victoria Airport Authority on proposed hotel and restaurant

Council made several recommendations to the Victoria Airport Authority after reviewing project plans, a traffic study, and public feedback for a three-storey hotel and restaurant proposal on the southwest corner of the Highway 17 and Beacon Avenue West intersection.

In keeping with a Memorandum of Understanding between the Town of Sidney and Victoria Airport Authority, Sidney Council and staff review development proposals on Victoria Airport Authority lands within the Town of Sidney. Council does not give approvals for developments on federal lands, however recommendations from Council are considered when the Victoria Airport Authority is working toward a lease agreement with a developer.

Council’s recommendations to the Victoria Airport Authority on the hotel and restaurant proposal include:

  • Architectural improvements to the hotel’s north-east corner, which faces the Highway 17 intersection;
  • Frontage improvements along Beacon Avenue West and Stirling Way;
  • Several improvements to public pathways and sidewalks in and around the site, specifically:
    • Extension of the existing multi-use path to the intersection of Highway 17
    • Construction of a sidewalk along the Stirling Way side of the property
    • Development of pedestrian routes through and around the site, including a route from the northeast corner of the site to the southwest corner;
  • Underground installation of all wires servicing the site; and,
  • Inclusion of public washrooms in the hotel, along with a long-term agreement with the Town to ensure its continued availability.

A Staff Report including design guidelines for building form and character, environmental sustainability, and the public realm (ex. bus stop, sidewalks, pathways) will be provided to the Victoria Airport Authority to support Council’s recommendations.

Council also requested that the current proposal and future development proposals be referred to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for input.

Staff Report

Video (10:58)

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Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith