New housing, care homes, assisted living facilities and tourist accommodation are part of a redevelopment proposal for the English Inn and Resort, which would also keep its historic manor.
The plan calls for the 4.5-acre Esquimalt site to be divided into two parcels that could then be sold. It also calls for demolition of Anne Hathaway’s cottage, once a tourist attraction that was part of an old English-style village.
“Since the 1970s, it has become increasingly evident that the existing use of the property is not economically viable. For this reason, the property and the buildings continue to deteriorate,” says the application to Esquimalt by owner LFC Lampson Holdings Inc.