Kelowna hotel plans to build 12-storey mass timber tower
By Maria Church
The Ramada Hotel in Kelowna, B.C., is proposing to expand its footprint with a 12-storey tower constructed of cross-laminated timber.
If approved by the city, construction on the tower could begin next summer.
Hotel manager David Prystay told Kelowna Capital News that the building will have a unique mass timber construction, with both the elevator shaft and fire escape built with wood.
In September, the City of Kelowna signed on to become early adopters of permitting mass timber buildings up to 12 storeys, up from the current allowance of six storeys.
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