The first work on the much-anticipated boutique hotel in downtown Petrolia could begin this month.
That after Petrolia Council gave approval to a site plan for the Robert St. parking area of the Kingswell Hotel.
In Aug. 2018, Jenna Greydanus Gorzeman and Joe Gorzeman announced a 25-room, four-storey boutique hotel was in the early planning stages. The couple, backed by the Enniskillen Pepper Company and its owners Jack and Christine Greydanus, hoped to begin construction of the hotel by March 2019.
The process was bogged down until Monday, when council agreed not only to allow the company to begin work by building a parking lot on Robert Street but by waiving the usual planning practices of the town and allowing the company to also begin connecting water services to the lot.
Christine Greydanus told The Independent having the approval to do both projects will allow the contractor to do the work efficiently, saving time and money.
The approval means people in the downtown will not only notice work near the Henry Plant, but also will be detoured around the site of the hotel on Petrolia Line as water services are connected.
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