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An update on new Pineview Valley school property in Kamloops

School District 73 owns a triangular piece of property at 1900 Copperhead Dr. and wants to increase the size of its 2.28-hectare lot
Pineview Valley school site
This image shows where the Kamloops-Thompson school district wants to add a school in Pineview Valley.

The City of Kamloops has sent the expansion of a proposed school site in Pineview Heights to a public hearing after approving two readings of rezoning and official community plan amendments.

School District 73, which owns a triangular piece of property at 1900 Copperhead Dr., wants to increase the size of its 2.28-hectare lot by 0.88 hectares to accommodate the school building, road access to the school from Copperhead Drive, parking, a playground and a basketball court.

Due to the topographic restrictions of the site and its irregular shape, SD73 intends to purchase portions of three parcels of land from adjacent property owners — 1525 Westerdale Dr. and the two unaddressed lots to the east, south and southeast.

“As in most cases, there’s conditions on the sale and if that [rezoning] goes through, the sale would happen,” city development, engineering, and sustainability director Marvin Kwiatkowski said.

The current site is located on an undeveloped parcel with no existing road access, but the expanded property will be served by Copperhead Drive, which will extend eastward and eventually connect with Aberdeen Drive.