The stately Grace Anne II could soon have its base in Norman.

City hall is looking over plans for the redevelopment of the Anchor Inn in Kenora. Plans include 35 new units for the Grace Anne cottage club.

The rezoning request would allow for the demolition of the existing Anchor Inn, and redevelopment of the property for the creation 33 resort units associated parking, the development of a clubhouse, administration office and two second-floor resort units.

According to information filed with the city, ownership will be based on a financial model, called fractional ownership where each unit will be sold in 1/10 ownership shares. This translates into 350 owners, along with their families, guests, and renters.

Plans for the proposal also call for 35 private docking spaces for the resort, and accommodation of the Grace Anne II yacht. Guests of the yacht would use the location to park their vehicle and board for their trip.

The former owner of the inn, Doug Quirk passed away four years ago, while his wife Emily died last year. They bought the property in 1986.

The Grace Anne II is an 85-foot long executive tour boat owned by Morris Chia. The original 52-foot craft was apparently won in a poker game.

The public hearing is set for noon Tuesday in council chambers at city hall.

For more information:

Agenda - March 12 public hearing for zoning amendment

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