The proponents of a school building in Lower Lonsdale want the CNV council to amend their rezoning application to allow for additional height.
If approved, the amendment will allow a four-storey school building, instead of the originally approved two-and-a-half-storey building.
In 2017, the council approved the rezoning from Alcuin College for a two-and-a-half-storey building to house a 200-student school located at 300 West Esplanade.
Since then, the proponents have expressed a desire for a gymnasium-type space within the school, which will be on the fourth floor.
The proponents have already made a building permit application based on the approved two-and-a-half-storey building and have already begun to clear the site.
However, this amendment will be required to be approved for any changes before the proponents bring in a new building permit application.
According to the proponents, the first two levels will be for instructions, and the third level will function mainly as the lunchroom with additional class space and an outdoor amenity space for both staff and students.
The proposed fourth floor would consist of a gymnasium-type space which will be used by the school during school hours for assemblies, physical activities, presentations, seminars and graduation.
The proponents also intend to make the gym space available after school hours for community and cultural gatherings and for local non-profits.
A variance to the additional five stalls is required, which is being supported by CNV staff because of offset timing of school hours and its proximity to transit.
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