Kamloops Council has refused to change its mind after rejecting a rezoning application from Culos Developments.
Council voted unanimously against the alterations to the Landmark Centre at Summit and McGill as the company wanted the flexibility to convert up to five of the commercial strata units in the building to residential units in the event that they are not sold or leased.
Mayor Ken Christian sided with the majority in refusing to reconsider the motion.
“There were also a number of letters received talked about the conversion of commercial spaces to residential. The people who had the commercial unit that was in there were predicating their business decision on the fact that there would be other commercial establishments around it that would draw business to their business. I don’t hear any new information on that matter.”
The owner of the building appeared before council offering to establish a number of new parking spaces outlined as one of the major concerns after the public hearing.