Concept of new mall hotel for Kitimat displayed in City Centre

A conceptual look at a proposed hotel for City Centre Mall is now on display in the mall's upper level entrance.

A conceptual look at a proposed hotel for City Centre Mall is now on display in the mall’s upper level entrance.

The display marks the submission of a development permit with the District which gets the wheels moving for the development.

The development permit application typically takes about six weeks and the mall’s owner, Jerry Minni with M Corp Investment Group, said getting that will lead to eventually getting architectural drawings down and then they can apply for the building permit.

The proposed hotel will have 45 units, eight of those being suites.

Minni said there will also be a meeting facility in the hotel.

The lobby of the hotel would double as the entrance to the mall, he said.

“It’s meant to be a no-frills type hotel,” he said.

“We won’t have the amenity of a restaurant although I’ve provided for restaurant space on the main floor, and that would just be leased out to an operator.”

The hotel is considered phase one for the facility, with the second phase meaning a facelift for the front of the mall.

Minni said his plan with the mall and hotel is to turn  that corner of the downtown into a major focal point.

“It’s the first thing you see when you come down the hill,” he said.

As far as timelines, Minni hopes to get foundation work completed this year but actual construction would likely have to wait until at least next March.

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