A development application for the 134-unit Boland Street Hotel, compared to Jack and the Beanstalk, has been given the green light by City of Launceston Council.
The approval meant the developers will have a choice of what happens with the site given a development application for a four storey office building remained active despite not being acted upon yet.
The development received seven representations during public submissions detailing issues with the proposed brickwork, shape of the windows, the impact on traffic to the area and the height of the building.
Councillor Hugh McKenzie made special note of Ian Boersma's representation in favour of the development given his position on the council's Heritage Advisory Committee.
Lionel Morrell compared the development to Jack and the Beanstalk in his submission against the development.
The hotel was set to include a restaurant, gymnasium and valet parking on-site.
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Councillor Krista Preece echoed the concern about how the hotel would alter Launceston's cityscape.
"I think that more consideration needs to be taken in regards to the types of dwellings that we're looking at in the city," she said.
"Particularly where we are using that language of emerging streetscapes."
Cr McKenzie was sympathetic to those concerns but welcomed the application.
"Approving these things starts to set the height in Launceston and therefore when we reference the next building we'll reference this one and I acknowledge the comments," he said.
"The reality is we do actually have relative height that exists in and around there before the developments occur."
The developers will have to acquire 19 car parking spots off-site before they can become operational.
Councillor Andrea Dawkins said the development of the site was welcomed.
"I think this is a welcome development in this part of Launceston, it's a little bit like the CH Smith building you feel this holds a place in Launceston's psyche," she said.
These were the same concerns raised when the developers submitted a DA for a 135-unit hotel which was withdrawn in favour of this DA.
In the new DA the developers reduced the height of the development and added a plaque to commemorate the cottages previously at the site.
Two cottages remained at the site until they were demolished in 2017 after falling into a state of disrepair over the years.
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