Demoskoff Construction Co. at work on the foundation of the new Comfort Inn on Hwy16.

Construction begins on hotel

Comfort Inn will be located next to the Canadian Tire on Hwy16 in Terrace

Ground has been broken and the framing work begun for the 92-room Comfort Inn Hotel to be located immediately west of Canadian Tire on Hwy16.

According to the agent overseeing the development, Charles Sung Soo Kim, the initial work on framing the hotel is underway and he foresees construction being completed either by the end of the construction season in 2015 or spring 2016

“We have started breaking the ground,” said Kim, who represents the numbered real estate company investing in the project. “Sooner or later we are starting the foundation and framing work. Our construction has started.”

He said that because the hotel is classified as limited service without a restaurant that the hotel probably won’t be part of the star rating system. There will, however, be a continental breakfast offered and the rooms will be about $159 a night, he said.

He said the hotel is costing about $10 to $12 million to build and the company has already acquired the variance permits from the city it needs to build on the site.

“We are putting in the services, some sewer and water,” said Kim.

This is one of the four hotel projects announced in Terrace and Thornhill over the past two years.

A Sunshine Inn is being constructed west on Hwy16 beside Kalum Tire.

This project has been pushed back a bit as the owner Kim Tran waits for permitting details to be worked out for the 13 condo units planned for the top floor of the 100-room hotel.

On the old Co-op lands on Greig Ave., Superior Lodging of Calgary is waiting for environmental work to be completed by the previous owners before constructing another 100-room hotel.

And in Thornhill there is a Holiday Inn Express hotel planned on the main strip


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