Parkcrest elementary replacement pegged at $38 million

City of Kamloops is awaiting its portion on a potential oversized gym, which could go to council during supplemental budget talks in the new year

A city and school district working group met last week and received an initial cost estimate to replace Parkcrest elementary.

City of Kamloops CAO David Trawin said the cost estimate is $38 million and the city is awaiting its portion on a potential oversized gym, which could go to city council during supplemental budget talks.

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The city is hoping to fill a need for court space in Kamloops when the school district rebuilds Parkcrest.

The Brocklehurst elementary school was destroyed in a Sept. 5 fire.

A memo that went to the city’s community relations committee notes the final costs are expected in early 2020, with building to begin in early 2021.

If council approves the spending in the supplemental budget, the city would be on the hook for the difference between what the school needs and the enlargement. 

Trawin said the plan will save the city from building an entirely new gym outside of the school.

“Better gymnasium for the kids, better gymnasium for the community,” he said in summing up the proposal.

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