The board had been contemplating Optimist Park as the situation for the college to serve the King George, Nice Hill and Princess Alexandra communities.
That call was met with opposition.
Opponents mentioned the park is among the oldest and most established parks within the metropolis and is situated in part of town the place few parks exist.
On Tuesday, the board rescinded a movement handed on Could 11 to additional think about Optimist Park and accredited the Princess Alexandra location.
“After wanting fastidiously at Optimist Park and reviewing all of the suggestions we’ve obtained about each potential websites, our board agreed the Princess Alexandra web site is the very best location,” board chair Colleen MacPherson mentioned in a press release.
“This web site has been a house to college students for nearly 60 years, offers nice potential for group partnerships and aligns with each our imaginative and prescient and the formidable schedule for this challenge.”
She mentioned the board is making a dedication to the group for generations with the brand new college.
“Trustees wished to present applicable time and consideration to the very best location for our new college,” MacPherson mentioned.
“In the long run, we agreed the Princess Alexandra web site offers an optimum location for a supportive studying facility that welcomes group companions to offer wrap-around companies for our college students and households.”
The board mentioned it’s going to work with all stakeholders, together with college students, households and elders, within the coming weeks and months because the design part of the Metropolis Centre challenge strikes ahead.
The college division mentioned it’s also in discussions with potential companions to offer further helps for college kids and households.
The brand new college is anticipated to price $29 million with funding supplied by the provincial authorities.
It has a focused opening date of September 2024.
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