Public Meeting - 150 New Gower Street

Thu, 2022/01/13 - 7:00pm

A Public Meeting will take place online regarding a rezoning application for land at 150 New Gower Street.
The City has received an application from Lat49 Architecture Inc., on behalf of Manga Hotels (New Gower) Inc., for a 13-storey hotel with commercial/retail uses on the lower level and a 9-storey apartment building containing 86 units at 150 New Gower Street. The City of St. John’s is considering rezoning this property from the Residential Downtown (RD) Zone to the Commercial Downtown (CD) Zone to accommodate the proposed uses. Hotel and Dwelling Units on the 2nd or higher storey are Permitted Uses in the CD Zone, as well as a variety of commercial uses such as Office, Restaurant, Retail Use and Service Shop. Dwelling Units on the 1st storey are a Discretionary Use in the CD Zone. A Municipal Plan amendment is also required.
In addition to the rezoning, the City is considering amending Section 7.1.4 of the St. John’s Development Regulations which regulates building stepback. The City would like to add a condition that Council’s discretion may be used in situations where a stepback may not be needed.
Along with the amendment, the City is advertising the Discretionary Use of Dwelling Units on the 1st storey (ground floor). The proposed residential building will have 6 units on the ground floor with the floor area ranging from 61 square metres to 72 square metres per unit, for an approximate total floor area of 377 square metres. Off-street parking will be provided.
Time & Date
Registration required. Virtual Session on Zoom 7 p.m., Thursday, January 13, 2022. To register, visit:
Provide your comments to the Office of the City Clerk including your name and address to or P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2.
Comments received become a matter of public record and are included in the Council agenda for the date a decision on the application will be made. Any identifying information (including your name) will be removed prior to your comment being released publicly.  If you are writing on behalf of a group, organization, business, etc. and wish to remain anonymous, you must indicate as such with your submission.
Collection of personal information is authorized under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and is needed to consider your comments on this application. Questions about the collection and use of your information may be directed to the City Clerk at 709-576-8202 or
Additional Information
Notices are sent to property owners within 150 metres of the application site. For more information call 709-576-6192, email or visit the City’s website ( under “Public Notices”.

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