The Carbonear town council has approved to rezone a piece of land at Crocker’s Cove point that could accommodate a proposed high-end 35 room boutique hotel.
The land has been rezoned from conservation to medium density residential which Development and Planning Chair Dave Kennedy says will, according to council discretion, allow for things like a nursing home or small hotel.
Kennedy says once the provincial government gives the green light, the developer, Janet Whittle-Baillie will be able to submit a development proposal.
Area residents are split on the idea with some expressing concerns about increased traffic, while others are welcoming the employment and business opportunities.
Kennedy says the business is expected to employ some 30-40 people.