New pool could have hotel next door

While the new Four Seasons Pool will require the demolition of the Days Inn, the pool could still have a hotel attached to it.

After receiving no comments at a public hearing Monday night, city council gave third reading to a bylaw that would close Sixth Avenue between Quebec Street and Dominion Street.

“Closure of the road and its consolidation with the adjacent city-owned property will enable the future sale to Mundi Hotel Enterprises Inc. and development of a hotel project,” according to a staff report on the proposal.

The closure will essentially link the new pool and the adjacent property.

Coun. Jillian Merrick said she was surprised the public hearing garnered no reaction from the community.

“It’s a fairly significant decision that will fundamentally change what our downtown will look like,” she said. “I was a little surprised at the lack of public dialogue over this.”

She encouraged citizens to “write letters in future when there is a major proposal like this on the books.”

Council unanimously endorsed the road closure bylaw.