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Negotiations to purchase land stand in way of Carbonear hotel project

Carbonear council gave its approval Tuesday to amendments for the town plan and development regulations that partially pave the way for a hotel proposal in Crocker’s Cove. — Petroff Partnership Architects
An example of how the proposed hotel for Crocker’s Cove could look one day. — Petroff Partnership Architects - Contributed
CARBONEAR, N.L. —

It’s been just over a year since the Town of Carbonear put its final stamp of approval on amendments necessary to pave the way for a boutique hotel development in Crocker’s Cove, but there’s little sign of activity in the area.

At the Tuesday, April 9 council meeting, a small update was provided on the status of the project, which would involve a three-level luxury boutique hotel with upwards of 50 rooms plus a bar, restaurant conference centre and other amenities.

Coun. Danielle Doyle reported on a March 28 development committee meeting, during which town CAO Cynthia Davis reviewed an email received from Janet Whittle-Bailie, one of the project’s developers. Doyle said Whittle-Bailie plans to move forward with the development, but is engaged in negotiations with a property owner to purchase a parcel of land needed for the project to proceed.

Doyle reported a similar issue was delaying the project at two council meetings in November of last year.

In an interview with The Compass last February, Whittle-Bailie said the next step for the project would be to have an architect draw up a more detailed design for the hotel. Road access to the property was cited as an additional issue to be dealt with before applying for a building permit.

Bailie-Whittle could not be reached for comment prior to The Compass’ print deadline.

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